Mapping of "Ironbottom sound" - 29 wrecks so far

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Mapping of "Ironbottom sound" - 29 wrecks so far

Post by paulcadogan » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:40 pm

Paul Allen at it again!
The sonar mapping produced a total of 29 wreck locations, 7 wreck debris fields, and several possible plane locations, one being confirmed (Image 5). Of the 29 wrecks located, 6 were positively identified: USS Astoria, USS Quincy, USS Vincennes, USS Northampton, HMAS Canberra, and the USS Atlanta. Eleven of the wrecks were tentatively identified using the analyzed sonar imagery with vessel measurements and location information from historical records: USS Walke, IJN Ayanami, USS Dehaven, IJN Yudachi, IJN Fubuki, USS Laffey, USS Monssen, USS Barton, USS Cushing, USS Little, and the USS Preston. The remaining 12 wreck locations were not identified and require further investigation to classify them. The 7 wreck debris fields did not provide enough information in the sonar data to classify them with any certainty beyond a debris classification. - See more at: ... bw7bz.dpuf
Astoria and Vincennes (newly located) further explored by ROV.... ... ture-story


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Re: Mapping of "Ironbottom sound" - 29 wrecks so far

Post by paul.mercer » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:09 pm

Its interesting that the wrecks are being properly mapped, I believe that Robert Ballard also had a look and produce a book on his findings.

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