USS Nevada shipwreck discovered southwest of Pearl Harbor
A piece of Navy history discovered three miles below the ocean's surface.
Researchers announced Monday, May 11, 2020 that the USS Nevada had been found 65 nautical miles southwest of Pearl Harbor.
and Ocean Infinity collaborated on the mission using robotic technology.
Dr. James Delgado, SEARCH’s Senior Vice President and lead maritime archaeologist on the mission, said:
Shawntel Johnson, Director of Search and Recovery at Ocean Infinity, said in part:
Dubbed the "Unsinkable Battleship," the USS Nevada was the only battleship to get underway during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
She also helped in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
Following WWII, the USS Nevada was used for target practice and survived two atomic weapons tests. She finally went down in 1948 after five days of the Navy trying to sink her.
Her final resting site was roughly known, though the exact location wasn't found until late April 2020.