The Triton

News

Octopus finds WWII Shipwreck

ADVERTISEMENT

A team of researchers aboard the 414-foot (126m) Lurssen M/Y Octopus has discovered a Japanese battleship sunk during World War II.

The team discovered the wreck of the Musashi, one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced battleships in naval history. The ship was sunk by American forces off the coast of the Philippines on Oct. 24, 1944. It was found March 2 in the Sibuyan Sea about 1 kilometer down.

The yacht’s owner, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, announced the find on his web site, noting that he has been searching for it for more than eight years, using historical records, detailed topographical data and advanced technology aboard his yacht to located the wreck.

M/Y Octopus is regularly used for exploration, scientific research and rescue missions. In 2012, it was used to launch Director James Cameron’s world record solo dive to Challenger Deep, the deepest place on Earth in the Marianas Trench.

For more details, visit PaulAllen.com

 

Related Posts

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Editor’s Picks

Captain builds tender for users’ comfort

Captain builds tender for users’ comfort

Story and photos by Tom Serio He’s a big guy, with a big voice, and with big miles under his keel. Now he has big goals. Capt. …

Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller As is the case with owners of yachts, I have found it difficult to describe an average captain of a …

Ocean plastic removal program gets grant

Ocean plastic removal program gets grant

Photos by Lockhart Maclean Fort Lauderdale-based Mission Resolve Foundation has gifted Ocean Voyages Institute $25,000 as a challenge …

MarineMax acquires NJ

MarineMax acquires NJ

Clearwater, Florida-based MarineMax has acquired Fort Lauderdale-based brokerage firm Northrop & Johnson, a 71-year-old company that …