Australia WWII ship sunk by Japanese submarine found

phys.org | 6/4/1942 | Staff
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An Australian freighter sunk by a Japanese submarine during World War II has been located "relatively intact" in waters off the country's southeast coast, archeologists said Tuesday.

The SS Iron Crown was hit by a torpedo on June 4, 1942 while carting ore in waters off Australia's southern coastline near the state of Victoria.

Ship - Sunk - Seconds - Crew - Members

The ship sunk within 60 seconds, killing 38 of the 43 crew members aboard.

"Locating the wreck after 77 years of not knowing its final resting place will bring closure for relatives and family of those that were lost at sea, as well as for Australia's maritime community," Peter Harvey, an archeologist with Heritage Victoria, said.

Scientists - Metre - Foot - Ship - Kilometres

Scientists located the 100 metre (328 foot) ship about 100 kilometres (62 miles) off the Victoria coast.

The ship appears "relatively intact" about 700 meters below the surface...
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