#1 Megayacht's mission to uncover WWII battle cruisers' final moments08-15-2012, 02:08 PMBy Lauren Said-Moorhouse, for CNN
updated 8:48 AM EDT, Wed August 15, 2012
(CNN) -- One of the world's largest private superyachts is the latest to set sail on an expedition to uncover the secrets of a British battle cruiser lost during World War II.
Octopus -- a 414 foot megayacht -- was donated to the British Navy by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. Allen will fund the recovery and research expedition, sparing the British government any cost.
A previous expedition by Blue Water Recoveries, a deep sea shipwreck recovery company, located the wreck 11 years ago.
This week the recovery team will return to the wreck site with a two-fold mission: Retrieve the ship's bell and document the remains of the battle cruiser in the hopes of later determining what happened in the Hood's final moments.
Cool Stuff!!!May the FORCE be with you!
08-15-2012, 03:44 PM
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Really cool. Reminds me of a Johnny Horton song.Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
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