Published: Jul 15, 2011 7:35 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 15, 2011 6:35 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) - Researchers say they have located the wreckage of a German World War II submarine sunk off the coast of southern Brazil.

Researchers from the Vale do Itajai University say the U-513 submarine was found on Thursday at a depth of 245 feet (75 meters) off the coast of Santa Catarina state. It has not been towed to shore.

Friday's statement says American planes sank the submarine on July 19, 1943.

It adds that during World War II German submarines were sunk off the coast of Brazil. The U-513 is the first one to be found.

Further details were not immediately available.

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