The Latest: Experts identify WWII Battle of Midway shipwreck

ABC News | 10/21/2019 | Staff
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The Latest on a group of deep-sea researchers looking for sunken World War II ships (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

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Researchers say a shipwreck from the World War II Battle of Midway that was spotted on the floor of the Pacific Ocean is the flagship Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi.

Vulcan Inc.'s director of undersea operations Rob Kraft and Naval History and Heritage Command historian Frank Thompson reviewed high frequency sonar images of the warship Sunday and say that it's dimensions and location mean it has to be the carrier Akagi.

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The crew of the research vessel Petrel confirmed the discovery of another Japanese carrier, the Kaga, on Friday.

The Akagi was found in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument resting in nearly 18,000 feet (5,490 meters) of water more than 1,300 miles (2,090 kilometers) northwest of Pearl Harbor.

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