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.