WWII Wreckage Of USS Hornet Found Resting On Floor Of South Pacific Ocean

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Published on February 12, 2019 - Duration: 00:47s

WWII Wreckage Of USS Hornet Found Resting On Floor Of South Pacific Ocean

The long-lost wreckage of the World War II vessel USS Hornet was found resting on the floor of the South Pacific Ocean in the vicinity of the Solomon Islands.

The long-lost wreckage of the World War II vessel USS Hornet was found resting on the floor of the South Pacific Ocean in the vicinity of the Solomon Islands.ย ย ย The ship had just completed two successful missions against Japanese forces when it took multiple hits during the October 1943 Battle of Santa Cruz.ย "When they left, we were dead in the water," Richard Nowatzki, one of the survivors of that attack, told CBS News.

"They used armor piercing bombs, now when they come down, you hear 'em going through the decks...plink, plink, plink, plink...and then when they explode the whole ship shakes."ย ย 111 members of the almost 2,200-person crew went down with the ship.ย ย The wreckage was discovered roughly 17,500 feet below the surface in late January by Paul G.

Allen's Research Vessel Petrel.ย ย 

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