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Old 13 March 2018, 20:07
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Paul Allen found both too.

A year after the discovery of the records, the wreck was located by Paul Allenís "USS Indianapolis Project" aboard Research Vessel Petrel [40] on 19 August 2017, at a depth of 18,000 feet (5,500 m).[41] The wreck is well preserved due to the great depth at which Indianapolis rests, which is the rocky mountain ranges of the North Philippine Sea.[42]


Discovery of the wreck
On 4 March 2018, the research vessel RV Petrel discovered the wreck of Lexington during an expedition to the Coral Sea led by billionaire Paul Allen. The ship lies nearly 2 miles (3 km) below the surface and 430 nautical miles (800 km) off the coast of Queensland.[71][72][73] A remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) confirmed the identity of the wreck by finding the nameplate on the stern. The ship lies in three sections, and the main section lies upright. A mile to the west, the bow and stern sections lie across from each other, with the bridge lying by itself between the sections. A number of aircraft were also located farther to the west, all in a good state of preservation and consisting of seven Devastators, three Dauntlesses, and a single Wildcat.[74]

Originally Posted by specwarnet View Post
"Locals" in Indonesia have been salvaging relatively shallow wrecks. Lexington and Indianapolis are far deeper and would, indeed be very expensive to work.
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