Wreck

World War II Shipwreck of the SS Iron Crown Discovered

The shipwreck of the Australian World War II freighter, SS Iron Crown, has been discovered 77 years after it was sunk in a deadly Japanese submarine attack. She was discovered by maritime archaeologists using CSIRO research vessel Investigator. It’s another historic find made by the CSIRO research vessel Investigator, which has discovered a number of historic shipwrecks in …

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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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German WWII Submarine U-3523 has been found off the Danish Coast

The Sea War Museum Jutland has announced yesterday that they have found the wreckage of German submarine, U-3523, which was sunk by a British B-24 Liberator on May 6, 1945, one day after the German forces surrendered in Denmark, Netherlands and North Germany. U-3523 was found in the Skagerrak sea and was discovered 9 nautical miles …

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submarine wreck U2511

Stunning Pictures of German Submarine U-2511 Wreck

German U-Boat, U-2511, was commissioned on 29 September 1944 and put under the command of famous U-Boat captain Adalbert Schnee, who was decorated with Germany’s highest valor award the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves. Adalbert Schee joined the Reichsmarine in April 1934, served on the light cruiser Leipzig before he began his U-Boat career in …

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A northern aerial view of the "Boneyard" of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz (Credits: U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)

The biggest aircraft Boneyard in the world

Rows after rows of once-majestic aircraft are lined up at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in the baking heat of Arizona’s Tucson desert, left abandoned in piles of metal. This is where planes go to rest – a 2,600-acre patch of U.S. desert where several generations of military aircraft are stored by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and …

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Junkers Ju 87 'Stuka' lifted from the sea around Leros.

Ju 52 and Stuka lifted from sea around Leros are exhibited

Back in the autumn of 1943, a fierce battle was fought in and around Leros Island, between the British and the Germans, for the control of the Dodecanese Islands, after the capitulation of the Fascist Italian regime in September 1943, which occupied the islands since 1912. The Germans managed to take control of the island …

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Emily Plane in Truk Lagoon (Credits: Brandi Mueller)

Airplane Wrecks of Truk Lagoon

Some of the more popular airplane wrecks dives in Truk Lagoon include the Kawanishi H8K1 “Emily” Flying Boat and the Mitsubishi G4M “Betty” Bomber. Bomber aircraft were often given female names and fighter aircraft were often nicknamed with men’s names. The Emily Flying Boat was known for its long range and nicknamed the “Flying Porcupine” was very difficult to …

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Shipwreck of the USS Saratoga (CV-3) in Bikini Atoll

The USS Saratoga (CV-3), commissioned in 1927, was an Lexington-class American Aircraft carrier measuring 268 meters (880 ft.) in length and weighting 39,000 tons. Originally she was designed as a battlecruiser, but was later converted into one of the Navy’s first aircraft carriers during construction to comply with the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. During her World …

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B25 Wreck at Airplane Graveyard Kwajalein (Credits: Brandi Mueller for Argunners)

Plane Graveyard of World War II in Kwajalein Atoll (2)

Brandi Mueller, a Merchant Mariner licensed by the U.S. Coastguard, captured incredible photos of over 150 Allied WWII aircraft now lying 130 feet under the Pacific Ocean near the Marshall Islands, more specific Kwajalein Atoll, Roi-Namur. Kwajalein Atoll is an incredible diving site but also an restricted military base. In a perfectly executed World War …

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