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OceanGate gears up for Titanic dive rehearsals

Everett, Wash.-based OceanGate is heading back down to the Bahamas next week to practice deep-sea dives of Titanic proportions with its next-generation Titan submersible — and this time, team members are bringing along paying customers. About 10 mission specialists wll accompany OceanGate’s … Continue reading

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Paul Allen’s research ship finds the USS Wasp

The USS Wasp, an aircraft carrier that saw service during World War II from Iceland to Guadalcanal, has been located lying 14,000 feet deep in the Coral Sea 77 years after its sinking. It’s the latest find chalked up to … Continue reading

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Wreck of the USS Strong found after 76 years

The USS Strong put in less than a year of service at sea, but the destroyer and its crew nevertheless earned a place of honor in the U.S. Navy’s history of World War II. Now the Strong’s legacy is once … Continue reading

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Paul Allen’s research vessel finds the USS Hornet

Chalk up another historic shipwreck discovery for the Petrel, the research vessel funded by the late Seattle billionaire Paul Allen: This time it’s the USS Hornet, the World War II aircraft carrier that was sunk by Japanese forces in 1942. The Hornet … Continue reading

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Paul Allen’s deep legacy: Japanese shipwreck found

A wide-ranging shipwreck survey funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is continuing after his death, and the latest discovery focuses on the Japanese battleship Hiei, which sank in the South Pacific during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. Japanese researchers picked … Continue reading

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Paul Allen marks Memorial Day in a deep-sea way

It’s traditional to revisit the gravesites of America’s fallen warriors on Memorial Day, but billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen is adding a non-traditional twist. Today the co-founder of Microsoft is highlighting the work that he’s funded over the past couple of … Continue reading

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Shipwreck sleuths document WWI sub’s remains

Score another undersea revelation for the crew of the Petrel, a research vessel backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. This time it’s the AE1, Australia’s first submarine and the first Allied submarine loss of World War I. The AE1 was lost … Continue reading

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