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Wreckage of World War II aircraft carrier USS Hornet discovered

Source: CBS News

The research vessel Petrel is perched on a spot in the South Pacific Ocean that was anything but peaceful 77 years ago. Then, it was the scene of a major World War II battle between the U.S. and the Imperial Japanese Navies. For the U.S. aircraft carrier, Hornet, it would be her last battle.

Now, researchers are revealing Petrel found the wreckage of the USS Hornet in late January - exactly what they were looking for. The ship was found more than 17,000 feet below the surface, on the floor of the South Pacific Ocean near the Solomon Islands. The USS Hornet is best known for launching the important Doolittle Raid in April of 1942 and its role in winning the Battle of Midway. Richard Nowatzki, 95 now, was an 18-year-old gunner on Hornet when enemy planes scored several hits, reports CBS News' Mark Phillips.

"When they left, we were dead in the water," Nowatzki said. "They used armor piercing bombs, now when they come down, you hear 'em going through the decks ... plink, plink, plink, plink ... and then when they explode the whole ship shakes."

With 140 of her crew already dead, the order was given to abandon ship. The Hornet went to the bottom - three and a half miles down - which the crew of the Petrel has been scanning with a deep-sea sonar drone that sends back live pictures.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/uss-hornet-wreckage-world-war-two-warship-discovered/



Technology gets better all the time, and there are so many things on the ocean bottom waiting to be found at previously impossible depths...

EDIT: I wonder if anybody is going to claim the $40?

MEANWHILE, in Japan...

This is *MY* kind of art...

https://twitter.com/adxnbilivit/status/1093845957077331968

MEANWHILE, in Washington, D.C....

https://twitter.com/usatodayvideo/status/1093864666651131905

https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/article/21046364/i-cant-stop-watching-this-ivanka-trump-lookalike-vacuum-up-bread-crumbs

1. Doesn't she get tired after awhile?

2. That look-alike is all right...

Um... Exactly what kind of godless witchcraft causes this?

https://twitter.com/molls/status/1093660209396965377

Seriously? A SCHOOL BUS?

https://twitter.com/WCCO/status/1093375653456609280

The driver was 78, FFS

10 years ago this month:

https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/status/1093600081641725954

Glenn Greenwald was unavailable for comment:

And don't think for a second that it can't happen here:

https://twitter.com/JoeMyGod/status/1093537852556750848

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/02/brazil-to-excise-lgbt-references-from-textbooks/

https://apnews.com/0fb07d84d14c4d948f7028907c60f23f

Might as well get it ALL out in the open... And I mean every-fuckin'-body!

This is the Republican State Senate majority leader:

https://twitter.com/virginianpilot/status/1093565167550500866

MEANWHILE, in... OH GOD WHAT THE SHIT IS THIS SHIT

https://twitter.com/RealScubbaSteve/status/1019220947511832577

"Marianne Williamson" is running?? Who is she?

Is this some prank or parody?

https://twitter.com/marwilliamson/status/1089890607764463616
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