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WWII-era aircraft carrier mapped with 3D sonar

The shipwreck of the USS Independence aircraft carrier has undergone 3D sonar scanning, revealing a remarkably intact vessel. Independence (CVL 22) operated in the central and western Pacific from November 1943 through August 1945 and later was one of more than 90 vessels assembled as a target fleet for the Bikini

Wreckage of Amelia Earhart’s plane found in Pacific?

A sonar image of an object found at the bottom of the ocean off the coat of an uninhabited island in the southwestern Pacific may be the wreckage of Amelia Earhart's plane. According to TIGHAR researchers, the sonar image shows a strong return from a narrow object roughly 22 feet long

Four ancient shipwrecks found off Italian coast

Sonar scanners have revealed the final resting places of four ancient shipwrecks, off the coast of the Italian island of Zannone. The remains of the trading vessels, dating from the first century BC to the 5th-7th century AD, are up to 165 meters underwater, a depth that preserved them from

Five pristine Roman shipwrecks found

Five pristine ancient Roman shipwrecks have been discovered off the small Italian island of Ventotene using sonar technology. The trading vessels, dating from the first century BC to the fifth century AD, lie more than 100 meters underwater and are amongst the deepest wrecks discovered in the Mediterranean in recent years,

Map of Lake Champlain bottom reveals 300 historic shipwrecks

The bottom of Lake Champlain has been mapped by underwater sonar, revealing a slew of treasures, from historic shipwrecks to airplanes and railroad cars. With the mapping project now concluded, Cohn says the urgent mission now is development of a permanent lake management plan that ensures the nearly 300 shipwrecks are