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A “ghost ship” that has been lost beneath the waves for more than 60 years has been discovered nearly a half-mile below the ocean surface off the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
A small submersible vehicle came upon the shipwreck last year, researchers at the University of Hawaii announced today (Dec. 5). Despite being torpedoed after World War II, many parts of the ship, including the ship’s wheel, are still in their original locations.
“The upper deck structures from the bow to the stern were well-preserved and showed no sign of torpedo damage,” Terry Kerby, a submersible pilot with the university’s Hawai’i Undersea Research Laboratory, said in a statement. [Shipwrecks Gallery: Secrets of the Deep]
Vast submarine network
The ship, then called the Dickenson, first set sail in early 1923 as part of a fleet of ships that maintained the growing submarine telecommunications network at the time.