In the Pacific ocean found a sunken ship during the Second world war

В Тихом океане нашли затопленный корабль времен Второй мировой войны

The ship was at a depth of about 3 km.

The aircraft carrier USS Wasp was part of the brutal air and sea battles of 1942, to find the ship helped sailor USS Wasp Jim Forrester, who is now 98 years old.

Researchers deep sea has found the aircraft carrier USS Wasp, which was sunk in the Pacific in 1942. The ship was found by the expedition on the ship Petrel, founded by the late co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen, reports CBS News.

The aircraft carrier USS Wasp was part of the brutal air and sea battles of 1942, to find the ship helped sailor USS Wasp Jim Forrester, who is now 98 years old. He was 21 years old.

“Suddenly we got hit by torpedoes. Imagine that you hit right now. One of the torpedoes struck the fuel tanks, and the ship was hell. I grabbed his nose and for personal belongings and jumped into the Pacific ocean,” says Forrester.

USS Wasp was lost for nearly 77 years. But deep-sea research vessel Petrel scoured the Pacific in search of long-lost warships and in January found another aircraft carrier, USS Hornet.

“I saw where they found the Hornet, and said, Well, look on the bright side, and you will find Wasp,” said Forrester.

The crew of the researchers actually found a Wasp on the other side of Guadalcanal, more or less, where, according to Forrester, crashed. The ship was at a depth of about 3 km.

“It was the house for me. I lost two really good friends. They were mechanics in aviation and have probably been in the compartments where bombs were stored. They had no chance,” said Forrester.

The place where sank the aircraft carrier USS Wasp is recognized by the burial of the sailors of the Navy. To protect the place of the sinking of the ship from the hunters of artifacts, the exact location of the USS Wasp known only to the Navy and to the people who found the carrier.

Recall that British scientists headed by underwater archaeologist David Gibbins found the wreck in the XVII century merchant ship carrying treasures, the current cost of approximately $ 10 million.
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