Saturday, December 4, 2021

World War 2 Japanese Battleship Wreck Found


Paul Allen, the American billionaire, has announced via his twitter page that his research team has found the Musashi World War Two Japanese battleship wreck at a depth of more than 1km (3,280ft) on the floor of the Sibuyan Sea off the Philippines.

Using historical records from four different countries, detailed topographical data and advanced technology aboard his yacht, M/Y Octopus, Mr. Allen and his team discovered the wreckage in the Sibuyan Sea off the Philippines on March 1, 2015. said a statement on Paul Allen’s website.

The warship was sunk by US warplanes on 24th October 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf – the largest naval encounter of World War Two.

Due to the depth UAV’s were used to locate the wreck.

Musashi Anchor

Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.