Photo: Naval History and Heritage Command
identified the wreck of USS Atlanta. Juneau’s wreck was discovered by Allen’s new
ship, RV Petrel, on March 17, 2018. It happened seven months before Allen’s untimely
death. The cruiser lies 4200 m deep broken
up to several sections. The shipwreck was
first located by sonars. On the following
day, the robot was dispatched and took
a lot of pictures and confirmed the wreck’s identity. The Allen’s company continued searching for the shipwrecks for some
time after his passing. RV Petrel returned
to Guadalcanal one more time in February
2019 to discover the wrecks of the Japanese battleships Hiei and Kirishima as well
as the American aircraft carrier USS Hornet. That will be the topic of the following
Hubáček, M.: Vítězství v Pacifiku. Praha 2003.
Hrbek, I./Hrbek, J.: Námořní válka vrcholí.
Photo: US Navy
The cruiser Juneau in June 1942. The hull received new camouflage, the superstructures and turrets remained
in their original livery.
Juneau lies at a depth of 4,200 feet broken into several pieces.
Score painted on the destroyer USS Sterret (DD-407) after the Battle of Guadalcanal.
The silhouettes represent the sunken destroyer Yūdachi, the battleship Hiei, and five
downed Japanese aircraft.
One of the turrets with 127 mm guns.