The British submarine HMS Regent sailed to patrol the southern Adriatic but was lost with all hands at some point in April 1943, most likely after striking a mine.
The newly-found wreck lies off the coast near Villanova di Ostuni, some 19 miles from Monopoli.
First believed to be found by Italian divers in 1999, it was later determined in 2020 that the wreck thought to be Regent was in fact the Italian submarine Giovanni Bausan which had been sunk by the RAF in 1944.
Now, it seems another dive team has had better luck in identifying Regent. She rests off the coast near Villanova di Ostuni, some 19 miles from Monopoli, upside down in 70m of water. The apparent victim of a mine.
It is hoped the discovery will finally bring some closure to the families of the 62 crew who perished.
Dick Trice, who is the grandson of William Trice, the chief engine room artificer on the Regent, told the Daily Mail the location of the wreck “lines up perfectly” with what is known about the ship's final movements.