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Wreck of World War 2 Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) Discovered

Almost a week after RV Petrel announced they had discovered the first Japanese battleship to be sunk during World War II, Battleship Hiei, the research vessel discovered the wreckage of USN aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8). The USS Hornet (CV-8) was sunk during the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands on the 27th of October, 1942, …

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First IJN Battleship to be sunk during World War 2 has been found

Battleship Hiei, the first Imperial Japanese Navy battleship to be sunk during World War 2, has been discovered by R/V Petrel. The wreck was discovered early February by R/V Petrel, which is the research vessel owned by the estate of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. It’s the first discovery made by RV Petrel in 2019. In 2018, they managed to locate …

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