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June 2017    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 32, No. 6   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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More on those Disappearing Warships

how does an entire shipwreck disappear?

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Undercurrent reported in both January and March of this year that the wreck of several enormous warships, sunk near Borneo during the battle of the Java Sea in 1942, had disappeared. The HNLMS Java and HNLMS De Ruyter, the Australian submarine HMAS Perch, the HMS Encounter, HMS Electra and the HMS Exeter are simply gone.

The mystery continues. A team of research divers tasked with assessing the condition of the two Dutch vessels found that the wreck of HMS Electra had been gutted, a huge section the Dutch warship HNLMS Kortenaer was missing and an eighth vessel, the USS Houston, was mostly intact, but was clearly in the process of being salvaged. ...

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