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Near the island of Guadalcanal, found fragments of the Japanese battleship of WWII

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Near the island of Guadalcanal, debris has been discovered that may belong to the Japanese battleship Hiei. The Telegraph newspaper reported that, according to a statement by the non-profit organization Asian-Pacific Remembrance Honouring Association, the remains it found are most likely to be the Japanese battleship Hiei, which sank during World War II.


Near the island of Guadalcanal, found fragments of the Japanese battleship of WWII

Hiei battle cruiser, 1915 photo of the year


The battleship (originally a battle cruiser) "Hiei" of the "Congo" type was commissioned in the 1914 year. The length of the ship was about 220 m, displacement - over 32 000 t. During the naval battle for Guadalcanal 14 in November 1942, Hiei received heavy damage, lost speed, and after the evacuation of the crew was flooded with destroyers of the Japanese Navy. Since the ship sank not immediately, but drifted for a long time, the exact place of its death could not be fixed.

The Asian-Pacific Remembrance Honor Association stated that, thanks to archival documents, it was able to establish the ship’s last known location, which was the starting point for the search operation. Using a sonar, a search team discovered an unnatural object on the seabed. It is located at a distance of 10 km from Guadalcanal and at a depth of about 400 m. According to the researchers, it can be argued with a high degree of probability that the “Hiei” battleship was discovered. To confirm their guesses, the organization intends to re-examine the remains with the help of underwater robots, reports "Warspot".
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telegraph.co.uk
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  1. Vard
    Vard 27 February 2018 12: 02
    +3
    Still, under water, everything is very enticing ... Once I turned over a reef ... and there is moray eel ... I didn’t know that I could so quickly ... put it like that, set sail ...
    1. 97110
      97110 27 February 2018 13: 12
      +7
      Quote: Vard
      I can so fast ...

      What does motivation mean ...
  2. qwerty183
    qwerty183 27 February 2018 12: 27
    +1
    Quote: Vard
    Still, under water, everything is very enticing ... Once I turned over a reef ... and there is moray eel ... I didn’t know that I could so quickly ... put it like that, set sail ...

    There was a similar case of an instant swim when the realization came that the thing in the water, like a log, was actually a crocodile. winked
    1. yehat
      yehat 27 February 2018 13: 34
      +1
      where are you looking for crocodiles in the water?
      In Moscow, several crocodiles are caught every year in the sewers.
    2. Cheldon
      Cheldon 27 February 2018 14: 42
      +2
      [/ quote] There was a similar case of an instant swim when the realization came that the thing in the water, like a log, was actually a crocodile. winked[/ Quote]
      from the notes of the polar explorer: "I went for an ice floe to empty the bladder. I met a polar bear. He also emptied his intestines ..."
  3. Jerk
    Jerk 27 February 2018 13: 27
    +1
    Still, the Russian names have Japanese names ... Not really. “Found what?” “Yes, a bunch of Chiya!”
    1. yehat
      yehat 27 February 2018 13: 32
      +1
      Yes, the phonetics of the Japanese language is not very familiar, but still closer to us than Chinese.
      1. True
        True 27 February 2018 17: 07
        +2
        I read somewhere that Japanese is best for songs. Vowels with consonants alternate. Too-yo, so-no, mi-tsu-bi-si ...
        1. yehat
          yehat 27 February 2018 17: 33
          0
          there are simple syllables and often words end in vowels, which makes the language "melodious"
          (Italian also has such motives). it adds rhythm
          but I have been listening to Japanese music for about 5 years and have not noticed any particular advantages over English or Russian. And as it is customary to sing there, you won’t notice the difference at all.

          here is an example - how to sing words like "hayate". go nuts like a song, and I can’t say the next word after that - I put my jaw in place.
          1. Snail N9
            Snail N9 27 February 2018 18: 29
            0
            Watching anime? winked
  4. Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 27 February 2018 14: 09
    +3
    And in those parts, there are no special options for detecting a ship larger than the SRT.
    Or this is the Hiei LC / LKR, which lost control in a night battle with the KR and Callaghan EM and was riveted with Cactus airplanes during the day, after which it was finished off with its EM. Or is it the Kirishima LK / LKR, which again at night was unlucky to meet with two “post-Washings” - SoDak and Washington - after the battle with which the Japanese ship was sunk by its crew.
    1. Fedor Sukhov
      Fedor Sukhov 27 February 2018 14: 13
      +1
      Quote: Alexey RA
      after the battle with which the Japanese ship was sunk by

      You can also consider the version of the flooding of the ship by the Americans, by torpedo, so as not to transfer it to the USSR under an agreement on the indemnification and division of the Japanese fleet between the allies in the Second World War.
      1. saigon
        saigon 28 February 2018 19: 35
        0
        You don’t have to consider such a version; at the end of the war, the Yankees melted everything that could swim with japs ​​and had fun drowning railway ferries near the Japanese islands (although they lost a certain number of planes for various reasons, do not understand why). Yes, and to drown the battleship near the Solomon Islands in the forty-second year, so that it would not converge during the division. Well, there was nothing to drag to the Solomon Islands for drowning by torpedoes in! 945 they even drowned the target battleship at the end of the war. So either Chiyo or Kyroshima
    2. saigon
      saigon 28 February 2018 19: 38
      0
      It should be noted that the Japanese heavy cruisers stuck a little 8 "shells if I do not confuse in the" Washington "right before setting it for repair)))))
  5. san4es
    san4es 27 February 2018 14: 34
    +5
    Near the island of Guadalcanal, fragments that may belong to the Japanese battleship were discovered


    ... Cinema for the evening soldier
  6. qwerty183
    qwerty183 27 February 2018 14: 53
    +1
    Quote: yehat
    where are you looking for crocodiles in the water?
    In Moscow, several crocodiles are caught every year in the sewers.

    Congo Basin, 87
    1. yehat
      yehat 27 February 2018 17: 37
      0
      I wouldn’t swim there)
      Something worse than crocodiles floats there.
  7. Catfish
    Catfish 27 February 2018 16: 46
    +1
    Quote: Fedor Sukhov
    Quote: Alexey RA
    after the battle with which the Japanese ship was sunk by

    You can also consider the version of the flooding of the ship by the Americans, by torpedo, so as not to transfer it to the USSR under an agreement on the indemnification and division of the Japanese fleet between the allies in the Second World War.


    There was nothing to share there. Melt everything, and what was left was only suitable for scrap. Like the junk that the Allies handed over to us at the expense of reparations from Italy. But nothing was heard about the sharing of Japanese boxes.
    1. yehat
      yehat 27 February 2018 17: 39
      0
      It seems to me that if the USSR received a large ship, such as the cruiser Mioko, or a battleship, even before the war, for repair, this would add a noticeable impulse to the technology of shipbuilding in the USSR.
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 27 February 2018 17: 45
      0
      Quote: Sea Cat
      There was nothing to share there. Melt everything, and what was left was only suitable for scrap.

      Yeah ... in the light of the upcoming "Olympic" and "Coronet", the Yankees in the summer of 1945 carefully cleared the Japanese naval base from everything that could pose at least some danger to the landing. Here, for example, LC "Ise":

      Quote: Sea Cat
      But nothing was heard about the sharing of Japanese boxes.

      We got from IJN:
      7 destroyers,
      17 escort ships
      2 small mine loaders,
      1 submarine hunter
      1 minesweeper,
      3 small auxiliary minesweepers.

      Including widely known in narrow circles smile EM "Hibiki - Faithful."
  8. Kars
    Kars 27 February 2018 21: 53
    +2
    It would be cool if the Japanese decided to pick it up in the museum) next to the Yamato model.
  9. Dukat22
    Dukat22 1 March 2018 00: 15
    0
    Quote: Vard
    Still, under water, everything is very enticing ... Once I turned over a reef ... and there is moray eel ... I didn’t know that I could so quickly ... put it like that, set sail ...

    I saw a dad in the seventies of a dolphin in a gurzuf. My dad is in a mask and with a gun, and the water also increases. He doesn’t remember how the gun turned out to be on the shore and where it was, but claims that there were several knots per hour, on jet flippers, a belt out of the water leaning out of the water like a boat.
    they say cute by the box, and if I tried the economy with my mouth to taste, you would not have been. oh, how I laughed)))