WWII Shipwreck USS Juneau Found—Famous for Five Sullivan Brothers

Published 27 Mar 2018, 09:17 BST
WWII Shipwreck USS Juneau Found—Famous for Five Sullivan Brothers

The resting place of the the USS Juneau, lost in World War II, now has an exact location on the map. Researchers aboard the R/V Petrel, a scientific vessel and a project of philanthropist Paul G. Allen, discovered the shipwreck in the South Pacific's Solomon Islands. Images taken from an autonomous submersible give the first view of the ship since it went down in the 1942 Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

The Juneau is known for the five Sullivan brothers, who were granted an exemption from a Navy policy keeping family members separate. The Sullivans were among the 687 crew members of the Juneau who lost their lives in the battle.

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