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  • Check out this elusive World War II era find:

  • It's a Japanese submarine that had reportedly been planning to attack the Panama Canal.

  • The I-400 was scuttled by the U.S. Navy in 1946 in an attempt to prevent the Soviet Union

  • from accessing the advanced technology. (Via WJBK)

  • "The 'Sentoku' class submarine was sitting more than 2,300 feet underwater off the coast

  • of Oahu. It was the largest submarine ever built until the nuclear-powered subs in the

  • '60s."

  • So it was, at the time, a pretty impressive piece of work. In fact, it was one of only

  • a handful built. But until now, exactly where it was on the ocean floor was a mystery. (Via

  • KSAZ)

  • And actually, the I-400 was one of five Japanese submarines the U.S. Navy captured and sunk

  • at the end of World War II. This find means four of those five have now been recovered,

  • and researchers from the University of Hawaii say they won't stop until they find the last

  • one.

  • "It's such a unique piece of history. ... That's the biggest reward for us. Just the closure

  • for families and veterans alike when we make these finds." (Via KGMB)

  • The I-400's discovery was only announced this week, but the find was actually made in August.

Check out this elusive World War II era find:

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