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USS Hornet search

Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by LRusso216, Feb 11, 2019 at 3:31 PM.

  1. LRusso216

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    Yes, this was on the Petrel/CBS Twitter feed yesterday, but they were holding off making the announcement that the wreck had been found.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    So cool.
     
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    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.
     
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    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:
    R/V Petrel Timeline
     

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