Billionaire Finds Long-Lost Navy Ship

Billionaire Finds Long-Lost Navy Ship
By U.S. Navy (The image is part of an album of photographs collected by Captain Carlos W. Wieber during his command of the aircraft carrier USS Essex (CV-9) during 1944-1945.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has announced the discovery of yet another historic World War II vessel.

The USS Juneau – the Navy’s storied Atlanta-class light cruiser – was found recently by the expedition crew of Research Vessel Petrel. The ship was resting on the ocean floor off the Solomon Islands, more than two miles below the surface.

The Juneau became a symbol of wartime sacrifice after it was sunk by a Japanese torpedo during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. Nearly 690 sailors – including five Iowa brothers known as “The Sullivans” – went down with the ship.

Two Navy ships, including an active guided-missile destroyer, have been named in the brothers’ honor.
 Source: American Military News
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