MICROSOFT CO-FOUNDER PAUL ALLEN CLAIMS
HE HAS FOUND THE REMAINS OF THE JAPANESE
NAVY'S BIGGEST WWII WAR SHIP.
The U.S. Navy sent the Japanese Battleship MUSASHI to the bottom 70 years ago.
MAUSAHI 1944 by -GNU Free Documentation License,
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he has found the the remains of the Japan's largest WW II battle ship in the sea off of the Philippines approximately 70 years after the U.S. Navy sank her in battle. Allen published an underwater photo of the MUSASHI's on Twitter Tuesday March 31, 2015 . The photo depicted the bow which bore the unmistakable Chrysanthemum Seal of the Emperor of Japan. Allen stated that his yacht and exploration ship the M/Y OCTOPUS found the wreck at a depth of one kilometre on the floor of the Sibuyan Sea.
MUSASHI going down, Photo U.S. Navy
The OCTOPUS found the hull with a remotely operated submarine "drone", the ship is known to also carry a small manned submersible. The ship is in fact and in law the tomb of over 1,000 Japanese sailors who were lost with the ship. By international law it is a war grave and is not to be molested, but having the exact location for the laying of wreaths and other memorial activities is always important to the families who lost members in such battles. American naval warplanes sank the MUSASHI on October 24, 1944 as part of the Battle of the Leyte Gulf in which U.S. and Australian forces defeated the Japanese fleet.
Image Public Domain The Japanese Battleship MUSASHI viewed from the bow in her better days.
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