Remains of Battleship Nevada Located

USS Nevada

In late April a team from Florida-based archeology firm SEARCH Inc and Texas-based underwater mapping firm Ocean Infinity found the remains of the battleship Nevada (BB-36) in 15,400 feet of water off the island of Oahu where it had been sunk for target practice in 1948.

The only large ship to get underway during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the 1916-built battlewagon assisted in the Normandy invasion and the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa once repaired. Following the war it survived two atomic weapons testing programs in the Pacific before being decommissioned in 1946 and sunk by aerial torpedoes during target practice two years later.

By Pacific Maritime