Watch A Research Team Explore The Wreckage Of A Scuttled World War II Ship

Navy photo via Wikimedia Commons

On Aug. 22, beginning between 7 and 9 p.m. EST, the research vessel E/V Nautilus will broadcast a live video of a dive mission to explore the wreckage of the USS Independence, a World War II-era aircraft carrier, off the coast of California.

The USS Independence, which deployed to the Pacific during World War II and was later used as a target during the Bikini Atoll atomic bomb tests in 1946, was scuttled in the waters near San Francisco in 1951.

Despite the fact that the Independence was pounded by atomic bombs, it remains “amazingly intact,” according to scientists with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, which acoustically mapped the wreckage last year.

You can watch the live video here.

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