Next Stop, Japan

Next Stop, Japan

Japan's WW2 'Musashi battleship wreck found'

The location of the battleship Musashi has been found by Paul Allen and his private team. it was sunk by American planes in WWII in October 1944. It and its twin were the largest battleships ever built.

It was at a depth of more than 1km (3,280ft) on the floor of the Sibuyan Sea off the Philippines.

The resting place of its sister ship, Yamato, was discovered in 1982 and confirmed two years later. The Yamato Museum in Kure City has a large (1:10) scale model of this ship.

Posted: March 4, 2015 Updated: March 4, 2015

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