USS Grunion submarine sank on its inaugural mission during World War II.
The USA lost 70 sailors in the blink of an eye as it sank to the bottom of the Pacific.
- The WWII submarine rests 2,700 feet under the water’s surface, off the Alaskan coast of Aleutian Islands.
- The team used Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and advanced photogrammetry imaging to create 3D images of the Submarine.
- Lost 52 is a team searching for the 52 submarines that went missing during world war II.
- “This goes so far past video or still imagery, it truly is the future of recording historical underwater discoveries.” Tim Taylor who is part of the Lost 52 Project.
- The USS Grunion helped the allied forces from the time the submarine was travelling for its first posting to Pearl Harbour, rescuing 16 survivors from USAT which was torpedoed by a German U-boat.
- This submarine did not see action beyond this though. It sank on its first war patrol ever.