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Sunk Australia WWII hospital ship Centaur: first images

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  1. JagdtigerI

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    "An Australian World War II hospital ship, the Centaur, has been seen for the first time since it sank more than 60 years ago with a loss of 268 lives.

    Images of the wreck, more than 2km (1.3 miles) below the sea, were captured by a remote-controlled underwater camera.

    The ship's location was discovered last month following a hi-tech search.
    Australia says the ship, which went down in May 1943, was torpedoed by the Japanese. Japan says the circumstances surrounding its sinking are unclear.

    The search team found the ship on 20 December off the Queensland coast, about 30 miles due east of the southern tip of Moreton Island.

    Favourable conditions allowed the crew to send down a camera on a remotely-operated submersible vehicle over the weekend. Further dives are planned."

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    BBC News - Sunk Australia WWII hospital ship Centaur: first images
     

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    how strange jon,I was looking at a similar site only some minutes ago,nice post,ray..
     
  3. USMC

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    The IJN didn't keep very good naval records. There are ships all over the place.
     
  4. Tomcat

    Tomcat The One From Down Under

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    This has been all over the Australian news lately, great to see.
     
  5. jemimas_special2

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    Nice find Jon ;) Thanks for sharing.

    all the best,

    Jem
     
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    Looks like Mr. Mearns has done it again. First the Derbyshire, then the Hood, the Sydney, and now the Centaur.
     
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