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Missing for 75 years, WWII submarine found after translation error discovered

Missing for 75 years, WWII submarine found after translation error discoveredThe USS Grayback, a World War II sub, sank in February 1944 and had been missing ever since. A team of explorers just found it off the coast of Japan.



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Lost Second World War submarine HMS Urge discovered off Malta

Lost Second World War submarine HMS Urge discovered off MaltaA Second World War submarine paid for by charity dances and card games has been found more than 70 years after it vanished. The wreck of HMS Urge, which was built with money raised by the people of Bridgend in south Wales, was discovered by a University of Malta survey team two miles off the coast of the island. The discovery came after Francis Dickinson, the grandson of HMS Urge's captain Lieutenant-Commander E.P. Tomkinson, requested the university team search an area that had been heavily mined during the Nazi's two-and-a-half year siege of the island.  A sonar image revealed a submarine-like shape at a depth of 130 metres.     "The damage to the bow shows a very violent explosion … indicating that the ship would have sunk very fast giving no chance to anybody to survive from this tragedy," said professor Timothy Gambin, who led the team. A graphic illustration compares a picture of a U-Class Submarine to a Sonar image of the wreck of HMS Urge Credit: UNIVERSITY OF MALTA/PROJECT SPUR/VIA REUTERS "Besides the damage on the bow, the wreck is in absolutely fantastic condition. It is sitting upright on the seabed, very proud, in the direction that it was ordered to take on its way to Alexandria," he told Malta's PBS. The U-class submarine disappeared in 1942 after being ordered with other vessels to sail from Malta to Egypt, with the loss of all 32 crew, 11 Royal Navy passengers, and a journalist.  She put to sea on April 27, but never made the rendezvous in Alexandria on May 6. The wreck of a submarine, which the University of Malta says is Britain's HMS Urge that vanished during World War Two, is seen lying at the bottom of the sea off Malta Credit: University of Malta/Project Spur/via Reuters   The Royal Navy and most family members have long said she was most likely sunk by a mine shortly after putting to sea, a theory confirmed by the discovery. Another theory, based on German naval reports, suggested that she was sunk on 29 April by a dive-bomber as she tried to attack an Italian vessel near Libya.  Those lost included Bernard Gray, a British war correspondent who had previously covered the Dunkirk evacuation and is thought to have used his connections to wangle a berth on the vessel so he could cover the war in North Africa.  His presence on the vessel was only confirmed in 2002 following an inquiry by archivists at the Royal Navy Submarine museum. A ceremony to declare the site an official war grave will take place in April.



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More arrests after 39 bodies discovered in truck; Vietnamese nationals may be among dead

More arrests after 39 bodies discovered in truck; Vietnamese nationals may be among deadPolice made more arrests Friday in connection with the investigation into 39 bodies discovered in the back of a truck outside London.



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Family waiting for "the end of time" discovered in farm basement

Family waiting for "the end of time" discovered in farm basementThe children reportedly had no idea that there were other people in the world



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Vivid gladiator fresco discovered at Pompeii

Vivid gladiator fresco discovered at PompeiiA vivid fresco depicting an armour-clad gladiator standing victorious as his wounded opponent stumbles gushing blood has been discovered in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy’s culture ministry said Friday. The striking scene in gold, blue and red was uncovered in what experts think was a tavern frequented by gladiators, who fought each other, prisoners and wild animals for the public’s entertainment. Gladiators were killed or shown mercy,” Pompeii’s director Massimo Osanna said.



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New fresco with gladiators discovered in Pompeii

New fresco with gladiators discovered in PompeiiArcheologists excavating what may have been an ancient Roman drinking den in the ruined city of Pompeii said Friday they have unearthed a well-preserved wall painting of gladiators in action, complete with realistically gory wounds. The 3ft by 4.5ft fresco is located in the Regio V site, in the northern section of Pompeii’s archaeological park, in an area not currently accessible to visitors. “Very probably the fresco decorated a place used by gladiators, perhaps a watering hole .



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Bodies of 4 Missing Florida Children Discovered Hours After Mother Found Slain: Authorities

Bodies of 4 Missing Florida Children Discovered Hours After Mother Found Slain: AuthoritiesAuthorities in central Florida say they believe they’ve found the remains of four young children just hours after their mother was found slain in Georgia.



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3-year-old girl found alone in boat, man’s body discovered nearby, Texas cops say

3-year-old girl found alone in boat, man’s body discovered nearby, Texas cops sayTexas authorities found a man’s body after searching for a missing father whose little girl was found sleeping alone in a boat on Lake Granbury on Friday.



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Remains of supermarket employee missing for a decade discovered behind cooler

Remains of supermarket employee missing for a decade discovered behind coolerA decomposing body found at a former supermarket in Iowa has been identifiedas that of man who had been employed at the store, the Des Moines Registerreports



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Remains of supermarket employee missing for a decade discovered behind cooler

Remains of supermarket employee missing for a decade discovered behind coolerA decomposing body found at a former supermarket in Iowa has been identifiedas that of man who had been employed at the store, the Des Moines Registerreports



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