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Old October 22nd, 2019 #1
Ray Allan
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Default Wrecks of two Japanese aircraft carriers sunk in Battle of Midway found

Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carriers Kaga and Akagi, sunk by U.S. forces on June 4, 1942 during the Battle of Midway have been found 18,000 feet under the Pacific Ocean by the research vessel Petrel.

Two other carriers, Soryu and Hiryu, have yet to be located.

The one American carrier sunk during the battle, U.S.S. Yorktown, was discovered in 1998 by Titanic finder Robert Ballard.


http://www.combinedfleet.com/ships/kaga

http://www.combinedfleet.com/ships/akagi
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Old October 22nd, 2019 #2
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The one American carrier sunk during the battle, U.S.S. Yorktown, was discovered in 1998...
But somewhere in the far future it still lives on...

 
Old October 24th, 2019 #3
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But somewhere in the far future it still lives on...

Later renamed Enterprise NCC-1701-A.

On Star Trek: The Next Generation there was a starship U.S.S. Akagi.
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Old October 25th, 2019 #4
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Hopefully Petrel will locate the other two Japanese carriers. Soryu should be nearby, but Hiryu drifted off some distance before sinking. Maybe the ROV can get a look at some airplanes from the carriers, such as Zeros, Kates and Vals. The heavy cruiser Mikuma was also sunk during the battle and hasn't been found yet.

Another visit to Yorktown would be interesting, too.
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