Paul G. Allen and his team of researchers located the Musashi, a WWII Japanese battleship considered one of the two largest and most technologically advanced battleships in naval history.
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According to Paul Allen’s twitter account, the Battleship Musashi, sunken in 1944, was found on 2 March, 2015, in the Sibuyan Sea using a ROV deployed from the yacht Octopus. The ship lies around 1 kilometre below the surface… (see more information at: www.paulallen.com).
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According to Wikipedia, Musashi was the second ship of the Yamato class of Imperial Japanese Navy World War II battleships. She and her sister ship, Yamato, were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 tonnes at full load and armed with nine 46 cm (18.1 inch) 45 Caliber Type 94 main guns. Neither ship survived the war… The ship's waterline armour belt was 410 millimetres (16.1 in) thick and angled outwards 20 degrees at the top… Musashi was fitted with two catapults on her quarterdeck and could stow up to seven floatplanes in her below-decks hangar… (see more information at: Wikipedia). You can see the IJN Battleship MUSASHI's Tabular Record of Movement at: www.combinedfleet.com.
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WW2live want to pay our respects to all crew members killed when the ship sank: