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Black Panther Historic Shipwreck Preserve
Maryland Historic State Park
A World War II-era German submarine lies at the bottom of the Potomac about one mile offshore from Piney Point. The U-1105 Black Panther surrendered to the British at the end of World War II and was selected by the U.S. Navy as a target for explosives testing. Sunk in 1949, the wreck was rediscovered in 1985. Designated in November 1994 as an historic shipwreck preserve, the 51-year old submarine is Maryland's first underwater diving preserve. The site is only for advanced divers experienced in low visibility environments. Collecting artifacts from the ship is prohibited.