Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has announced the discovery of yet another historic World War II vessel.
The USS Juneau – the Navy’s storied Atlanta-class light cruiser – was found recently by the expedition crew of Research Vessel Petrel. The ship was resting on the ocean floor off the Solomon Islands, more than two miles below the surface.
The Juneau became a symbol of wartime sacrifice after it was sunk by a Japanese torpedo during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. Nearly 690 sailors – including five Iowa brothers known as “The Sullivans” – went down with the ship.
Two Navy ships, including an active guided-missile destroyer, have been named in the brothers’ honor.
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