Awe-Inspiring Photos of Two WWII Ship Wrecks U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee

PHOTO: The Robert E. Lee, a passenger steamer that was attacked en route from New Orleans to Trinidad, is seen in this image made from the "A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee" video.Ocean Exploration Trust
The Robert E. Lee, a passenger steamer that was attacked en route from New Orleans to Trinidad, is seen in this image made from the "A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee" video.

The SS Robert E. Lee and U-166 sunk within several minutes of one another during World War II. Take a look at the ship wrecks almost 72 years later, and follow Nautilus Live for more great footage.

PHOTO: This image made from the A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee video shows the remains of the SS Robert E. Lee ship.Ocean Exploration Trust
This image made from the "A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee" video shows the remains of the SS Robert E. Lee ship.

PHOTO: An anemone-covered gun on the remains of the SS Robert E. Lee is seen in this image made from the A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee video.Ocean Exploration Trust
An anemone-covered gun on the remains of the SS Robert E. Lee is seen in this image made from the "A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee" video.

PHOTO: The Robert E. Lee, a passenger steamer that was attacked en route from New Orleans to Trinidad, is seen in this image made from the A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee video.Ocean Exploration Trust
The Robert E. Lee, a passenger steamer that was attacked en route from New Orleans to Trinidad, is seen in this image made from the "A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee" video.

PHOTO: The anchor chains from the SS Robert E. Lee in this image made from the A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee video. Ocean Exploration Trust
The anchor chains from the SS Robert E. Lee in this image made from the "A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee" video.

PHOTO: The top deck of the SS Robert E. Lee is seen in an image made from the A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee video.Ocean Exploration Trust
The top deck of the SS Robert E. Lee is seen in an image made from the "A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee" video.

PHOTO: Anemones grow on the remains of the SS Robert E. Lee in this image made from the A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee video. Ocean Exploration Trust
Anemones grow on the remains of the SS Robert E. Lee in this image made from the "A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee" video.

PHOTO: This image made from the A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee video shows the conning tower on the U-166 U-boat which sank three ships in July, 1942.Ocean Exploration Trust
This image made from the "A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee" video shows the conning tower on the U-166 U-boat which sank three ships in July, 1942.

PHOTO: This image made from the A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee video shows the top gun on the U-166 U-boat which was destroyed by depth charges from the Robert E. Lee escort vehicle, PC-566.Ocean Exploration Trust
This image made from the "A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee" video shows the top gun on the U-166 U-boat which was destroyed by depth charges from the Robert E. Lee escort vehicle, PC-566.

PHOTO: Depth charges sank the U-166 U-boat which is now considered to be a war gravesite.Ocean Exploration Trust
Depth charges sank the U-166 U-boat which is now considered to be a war gravesite.

PHOTO: This image made from the A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee video shows ocean life growing on top of the remains of the U-166 U-boat.Ocean Exploration Trust
This image made from the "A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee" video shows ocean life growing on top of the remains of the U-166 U-boat.

PHOTO: This image made from the A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee video shows the gun on the U-166 U-boat which rests 1500 feet below the waters surface.Ocean Exploration Trust
This image made from the "A Tale of Two Wrecks: U-166 and SS Robert E. Lee" video shows the gun on the U-166 U-boat which rests 1500 feet below the water's surface.