February 19, 2009

French WWI Ship Found 1,000 Feet Down

There's a story on the BBC's website about the French battleship Danton which was torpedoed in 1917 by a German submarine. A team surveying for an undersea gas pipeline discovered the ship "in remarkable condition on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea."

The story includes some great video footage of the ship resting on the seafloor. I couldn't find an option to embed the video, but you'll find it here.

Here's the London Times' report of the event from the 24 March 1917 edition:
French Dreadnaught Danton Torpedoed

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