Researchers discover missing US war ship


Fund Hawaii researchers discover lost US the war schiffdie USS Nevada survived two world wars, and even the Explosion of a nuclear bomb. However, since 1948, the wreckage was lost.6 Kommentare6Wurde in over 4500 meters in depth and discovered: the wreck of the USS Nevada.Video: Tamedia

the end of April, U.S. researchers 120 kilometers to the southwest, sparked by Pearl Harbor in around 4700 meters of water to the shredded hull of a war ship. As the scientists have confirmed now, this is the wreck of the since 1948, lost the USS Nevada.

With an Autonomous underwater robot for the US search company Ocean Infinity and the underwater archaeology company Search, a total of 260 square kilometres of ocean had searched the ground and finally, the wreck is tracked down. The 178-Meter-long warship was sunk in 1948 for target practice by the U.S. military. Since then, his location was unknown.

Pearl Harbor and the atomic bombs survived

The battleship USS Nevada, occupies an important position in the history of the U.S. military. It served in both world wars. In 1941 it was damaged in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is hard, before it was involved after an extensive repair, 1944, of the allied landing in Normandy and the attack on Okinawa in the spring of 1945.

Actually, the ship was to be sunk as early as 1946. At that time, the USS Nevada was selected by the U.S. military as a target ship for atomic bomb tests in the Bikini Atoll. On 1. July 1946, should detonate a nuclear bomb directly over the ship. Thus, the target for the incoming Bomber, it was clear, missed paint the US military, the USS Nevada, an orange. However, the bomb missed the target by about 600 metres, which means that the ship is only damaged, but not sunk.

shots of the atom bomb test in the Bikini Atoll in July 1946.Video: Tamedia

A month later, the warship supernatant and a second nuclear test. Then it was towed back to Pearl Harbor. Finally, the USS Nevada 1948 was sunk by the military by gun-fire and air torpedoes in a targeted manner.

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