Skip to comments.Sonar cameras capture first images American ships sunk practicing D-Day attack
Posted on 04/23/2014 9:24:29 PM PDT by logi_cal869
Detailed images two American ships that sank off the coast of England during a pre-D-Day training exercise in World War II have been recorded by a U.S. submarine.
The images, recorded by a Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the 70th anniversary of the sinking, are the first in high definition.
The two ships were sunk off by German forces during Exercise Tiger on April 28, 1944, claiming the lives of 749 U.S. soldiers and sailors.
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I'm posting this for a couple of reasons. One, obviously, is gratefully families now have another path to closure with the final resting place of so many brave souls revealed in a way not long ago impossible (save for some famous, or infamous, shipwrecks).
I'm sure some of you will figure out the other one...
(Hint: That detail is astonishing. Hard to hide anything on the ocean floor these days...all one has to have is the desire & resources to go & look. Better pics at the link)
I believe some research will find that the men lost were members of an Engineer Battalion.
German “E” Boats or “S” boats.
1) We know with a high degree of certainty where these ships were sunk,
2) Comparatively, the ships were mostly intact when they sank,
3) The bottom is flat, making objects easier to find, and
4) The depth here is only 50 meters, not 5,000.
yeah, then german ‘tornadoes’ are good at getting a ship ‘sunk off’...sounds like kinky reporting to me.