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March 14, 2019 7:42 AM   Subscribe

The Epic Hunt for a Lost World War II Aircraft Carrier. Earlier this year the late Paul Allen's wreck-hunting ship the Petrel went searching for the aircraft carrier USS Wasp, sunk by a Japanese submarine in 1942. More pictures from the search here and here.
posted by TedW (4 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
The petrel and WWII wrecks previously
posted by TedW at 8:08 AM on March 14


Powerful, moving stuff.
posted by Capt. Renault at 8:18 AM on March 14 [2 favorites]


My father was on the Wasp when it was torpedoed. He helped two other sailors make the jump from the flight deck into the water. I'm crying right now.
posted by tommasz at 9:32 AM on March 14 [10 favorites]


Amazing. This is important stuff!
posted by blaneyphoto at 7:24 PM on March 14


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