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    Posted: 20 Mar 2018 at 10:00am

Sunken ship of legendary Sullivan brothers discovered nearly 3 miles beneath the surface

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The prop of the USS Juneau resting on the seafloor. (R/V Petrel)

The USS Juneau (CL-52) was struck by two Japanese torpedoes during the Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942, the second of which is believed to have struck the weapons magazine, sparking a massive explosion that ripped the Atlanta-class light cruiser in half, sinking it in only 30 seconds and killing hundreds instantly.

A total of 687 men from the Atlanta-class light cruiser died in the attack, including all five Sullivan brothers, whose name has since been given to two Navy warships, most recently the guided missile destroyer The Sullivans (DDG-68). The first, which served during World War II and the Korean War, is now a museum ship in Buffalo, New York.

After sinking, Juneau’s watery resting place remained unknown until two days ago on St. Patrick’s Day, when the crew of the Research Vessel Petrel, led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, located the wreck nearly 4,200 meters — or a distance of 2.6 miles — beneath the surface in the South Pacific.



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I still get emotional every time I see that movie.
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There is an emotional scene in the movie Saving Private Ryan where the Army Chief Of Staff reads a letter to a woman in Massachusetts that had lost multiple sons in Civil War.  Letter was from President Lincoln.  I too get emotional watching The Fighting Sullivans.


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Speaking of emotional.....I was at a National USSVI Convention and this lady approached me in the hospitalisty room and said she wanted to show me something. 
It was the original letter sent her family upon the loss of her brother on the Thresher! 
Wow, I broke down right there. 
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