Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by LRusso216, Feb 11, 2019.
Interesting read. Sounds promising.
Crew hunts for sunken USS Hornet in a graveyard for WWII ships
*bumped for an update*
They think they've found her-
Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet discovered
Yes, this was on the Petrel/CBS Twitter feed yesterday, but they were holding off making the announcement that the wreck had been found.
Just watched the CBS story and they had a former crewman commenting live. His station was aft on a (I assume) a 5" 38 mount. The actual location is being kept a secret so "treasure" hunters won't loot her.
17,000 feet down will keep all but those with very very deep pockets away. I can only imagine what it cost Allen's team, and that does not include any salvage work.
Some good pictures here WWII aircraft carrier discovered intact on the ocean floor, and the spooky images are amazing
An interesting discussion over on j-aircraft as well. Sounds like she's in very good condition all factors considered. Pretty deep in the mud though.
What gets me in coverage of this, is a ten man team doing the search.
With the right gear, astonishing what can be done by a few people.
Mr Allen's money carrying on after he's gone, hopefully doing interesting work for years.
Petrel's a hell of a machine:
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