RV Petrel Discoveries


Discoveries of R/V Petrel in 2019

By: Mark Loproto

2019 was a very active year for the Research Vessel Petrel. An ambitious project launched by Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, Petrel has continued to search the deep waters of... Read More

Technology of R/V Petrel Aids in Major Discoveries

By: Mark Loproto

If you’ve been following the many discoveries of the R/V Petrel expeditions, you likely have given some thought to the type of equipment used by the pioneering researchers. Founded—and funded—by the... Read More

Wreckage of USS Wasp Located

By: Mark Loproto

In the month of February, 2019 alone, the expedition organized by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen found the wreckage of three World War II warships at the bottom of... Read More

Wreckage of USS Strong Located

By: Mark Loproto

Paul Allen passed away in 2018, but the expedition team he once spearheaded is still going strong, carrying on his legacy of uncovering important pieces of history in the Pacific.... Read More

Wreckage of USS Hornet Located

By: Mark Loproto

On October 26, 1942, during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) was lost to the Pacific. In January of 2019, just a week... Read More

Wreckage of Japanese Battleship Hiei Located

By: Mark Loproto

Although Paul Allen passed away in October of 2018, R/V Petrel continues its search for sunken relics of World War II. The research vessel’s most recent discovery is the wreckage... Read More

Wreckage of USS Helena Located

By: Mark Loproto

On April 11, 2018, a research team headed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovered the wreckage of the USS Helena (CL-50, the team's third World War II-era shipwreck discovery of... Read More

USS Juneau: Another Historic Find for RV Petrel

By: Mark Loproto

On March 17, 2018, an autonomous underwater vehicle operating from the Research Vessel Petrel discovered the wreckage of the American light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52). The explorations of the Petrel are led by Paul... Read More

Paul Allen and the Shipwrecks of World War II

By: Mark Loproto

When we think about the people who are most instrumental in the preservation of history, we usually think of professional historians and, if we're lucky, people who lived through world-changing... Read More

Wreckage of the USS Lexington Found

By: Mark Loproto

Sunk on May 8, 1942, the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2) spent more than 75 years on the sea floor under the waters of the Pacific. Previously believed to be... Read More

Wreckage of the USS Ward Found

By: Mark Loproto

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the United States came under fire by a fleet of planes from Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carriers. The attack resulted in the loss... Read More

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