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Live Tour of Newly Discovered WWII Musashi Battleship to Be Streamed with English Narration

posted on by Bamboo Dong

While KanColle fans and history buffs may already be pretty familiar with the Musashi, we'll all soon know a lot more about the ship's final resting ground, thanks to a recent discovery by researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The team on board Allen's M.Y. Octopus located the battleship last week roughly 3,280 feet deep in Philippine waters.

On March 13, Allen and his team will be live-streaming a tour of the wreckage beginning at 9 a.m. PHT/10 a.m. JPT (9 p.m. EDT on March 12). It will offer over an hour of exclusive footage of the battleship using the same Remote Operated Vehicle used in the discovery of the ship. The feed can be accessed on PaulAllen.com or Youtube. The broadcast will be presented in English.

Musashi was sunk October 24, 1944 during the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea. Over 1,000 of the crew on board lost their lives.

For more information on the discovery of the wreck and the technology used, National Geographic has a great article about the expedition. For more high-res images, check out PaulAllen.com.

Source: NHK


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