German U-576 Departs Saint-Nazaire, France (image) NOAA Headquarters Share Print E-Mail Caption The German U-576 departs Saint-Nazaire, France, on the Atlantic coast, circa 1940-1942. The submarine was sunk in 1942 by aircraft fire after attacking and sinking the Nicaraguan freighter Bluefields and two other ships off North Carolina. Credit Credit: NOAA, with permission from Ed Caram Usage Restrictions Credit: NOAA, with permission from Ed Caram Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.