USS Independence Survey

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USS Independence

Here, the bow of the USS Independence seen during the robot sub survey in August 2016. Credit: OET/Nautilus Live

From the website of LiveScience
by Charles Q. Choi
August 23, 2016

1st Look at World War II-Era Aircraft Carrier Sunk in the Pacific

More than 60 years after a World War II-era aircraft carrier sunk to the bottom of the sea, the word “Independence” could still be made out on its surface. By exploring the wreck with robotic subs, scientists are getting their first look at this decades-old ship, which was a target during atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific in the 1940s.

The exploration is already revealing secrets: Scientists operating the underwater robot discovered a fighter plane within the sunken aircraft carrier that, according to records, should not have been there.

Read the full story at: http://www.livescience.com/55858-dive-reveals-secrets-uss-independence-wreck.html

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