WWII aircraft carrier found in Pacific

LOS ANGELES - Experts have discovered a World War II US aircraft carrier that is ‘amazingly intact’ despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years. The ship is upright, listing only slightly and may even have an plane inside. The former USS Independence is resting in 2,600 feet (800 meters) of water off California’s Farallon Islands with its hull and flight deck very well preserved and clearly visible, scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday.

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