Fuel Tanker That Survived Pearl Harbor Becomes Incredible Dive Site | Sunday TODAY

Fuel Tanker That Survived Pearl Harbor Becomes Incredible Dive Site | Sunday TODAY
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>>>AN AMERICAN NAVY BOAT WAS FLOWING IN HAWAII PEARL HARBOR. AS THE WILD 44 MOVED AROUND THE HARBOR TO AVOID A MASSIVE EXPLOSION FROM THE BOMBS AND TORPEDOS, IT ESCAPED DAMAGE THAT DAY. BELIEVE SURFING IN THE WATER OR BENEATH THE WATER TO BE PRECISE. KERRY SANDERS IS BACK WITH YOUR SUNDAY’S CLOSER.>>Reporter: THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISL ISLANDS, A JEWELRY OF TRANQUILITY. OUR DESTINATION.>>Reporter: THE STORY HERE BEGINS 6,000 MILES AWAY, 77 YEARS AGO.>>THE JAPANESE HAVE ATTACKED PEARL HARBOR.>>Reporter: THE SURPRISE JAPANESE ATTACK IN PEARL HARBOR. 2400 AMERICANS LOST THEIR LIVES THAT DAY. THE WILD 44. ONE OF FIVE U.S. SHIPS TO DODGE THE JAPANESE TO RPEDOS. DECOMMISSION BECAME A FISHING TRAWLER, WORKING WITH THE WATER IN ALASKA WITH A NEW NAME THE KODIAK QUEEN. EVENTUALLY MAKING HER WAY TO THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS AND LEFT TO RUST.>>Reporter: WITH A HELP OF BRITISH BILLIONAIRE, RICHARD BRANSON, THE MAVERICKS GROUP DECIDED AFTER SURVIVING THAT DAY, THE WILD 44 HAD MORE TO GIVE.>>AND YOU THOUGHT TO YOURSELF WOW THAT RUSTY BUCKET IS SITTING RIGHT HERE?>>AT THAT POINT IT BECAME OBVIOUS THAT WE COULD DO SOMETHING WITH IT AND IT WOULD BE BIGGER THAN NORMAL AND CHANGE THINGS.>>Reporter: CHANGE THINGS THEY DID. R ROB FILMED AND ARTISTS COLLABORATED. TOGETHER AND TOLD AND SLOWLY BURIED BENEATH THE WATERS. A DIVE SITE FROM THE VIOLENCE OF PEARL HARBOR TO A PEACEFUL GRAVE OF 65 FEET DOWN.>>IT IS NOT JUST A WI-FI. IT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.>>Reporter: ON THE SEABED, THE WILD 44 STILL SERVES AS A REMINDER OF A TAX ON OUR NATION. BOTH DECADES AGO AND MORE RECENTLY.>>IT WAS PRETTY AMAZING.>>WALTER MASTERS ENTERS FOR THE FIRST TIME.>>I WAS AT THE WORLD TRADE SEPTEMBER CENTER AT SEPTEMBER 11th.>>IT IS STUNNING AND MAKES ME THINK OF MY DAD WHO WAS A PILOT IN WORLD WAR II. ONE OF THE NATION’S MOST VIOLENT EVENTS NOW IN TOMBED. THE WILD 44 FINALLY TAKEN DOWN TO THE SEABED ON HER OWN TERMS. FOR “SUN

9 thoughts on “Fuel Tanker That Survived Pearl Harbor Becomes Incredible Dive Site | Sunday TODAY

  1. Sooo Sad….that it was not restored! A piece of History gone 🙁 Just what we need to do is junk up the ocean bed!

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