A Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, led team, has found the sunken Japanese warship called Musashi, which is one of the biggest battleships ever made. According to reports, it was sunk during the 2nd World War off the coast of Philippines, said the billionaire, on Wednesday.
The whole team took Allen’s yacht the M/Y Octopus, depending on the advanced technology of the ship, detailed topographical data and historical records to find out as well as click pictures of the warship in Sibuyan Sea on Sunday, finishing a decades-long mystery regarding its exact location, said a statement on Allen’s website.
United States aircraft sank Musashi on 24th Oct, 1944, killing over one thousand Japanese, or around half crew of the vessel. The statement added that Mr. Allen has been searching for the Musashi for more than 8 years and its discovery would not just serve fill in the narrative of World War Two’s Pacific theater but bring closure to the families of those lost.
The Musashi was named after a province in Japan and it was commissioned in 1942s August. Manuel Luis Quezon III (a resident historian and Philippines’ presidential communications undersecretary) said that the shipwreck needed to be verified but would be of major historical importance. He added that this would be like finally finding the Titanic, because of all the interest and status of the ship.