WW II submarine wreck in Papua New Guinea possibly found, Australian Department of Defense says (Photo)

By on Oct 28, 2011 in Australia, World Comments

A wreck of World War II (WW II) submarine was possibly found in Papua New Guinea (PNG) last Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by Australia and New Zealand, as shown in the photo below.


Submarine wreck in Papua New Guinea,
found (Click Image To Enlarge)

Image Credit: Defence.gov.au

According to a press release by the Department of Defense of Australia posted on its official website on Thursday, the submarine wreck was discovered in Simpson Harbour, in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

As noted in the report, the discovery occurred during an operation conducted jointly by New Zealand Navy survey ship HMNZS Resolution and the Australian Minehunter HMAS Gascoyne.

The said operation, called Operation Render Safe 2011, is the contribution of the Australian Defense Force (ADF) contribution to endure peace-time mission, from October 18 until Friday, Nov. 4.

Apparently, identifying what type of vessel was found was said to be impossible right now but is being believed to be a WW II submarine, since the area was known to be for submarine operations that time.

As of this writing, respective authorities of USA, Japan, PNG and New Zealand have already been informed about this matter and the Royal Australian Navy is making an intensive investigation to identify the wreck.

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