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 DeeperBlue.com. 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 passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup DeeperBlue.com. When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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