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Old 03-16-2019, 12:53 AM
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Final resting place of USS Wasp discovered

https://www.history.com/news/wwii-shipwreck-uss-wasp-discovery

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That mystery has now been solved. In January 2019, wreckage from the Wasp was discovered at the bottom of the Coral Sea off the coast of Australia. Surrounded by downed planes and abandoned helmets, the destroyed ship, whose exact location is under wraps, has been preserved for decades in the sea’s warm waters. It was discovered by the expedition crew aboard the Petrel, a research vessel operated by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s exploration team.
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Far less corrosion for more than 70 years. Than I ever remember seeing on a sunken ship that long. I was thinking it may be very deep with less available oxygen.
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Far less corrosion for more than 70 years. Than I ever remember seeing on a sunken ship that long. I was thinking it may be very deep with less available oxygen.
Its much better than the titanic.

But a warship has pretty thick metal to stop bullets and such so that may contribute to the condition as well.
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Old 03-23-2019, 02:26 PM
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Far less corrosion for more than 70 years. Than I ever remember seeing on a sunken ship that long. I was thinking it may be very deep with less available oxygen.
14,000 feet. {that is deep!)
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