USS Arizona seen for the first time since it sank at Pearl Harbour during World War 2 (Photos)

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A new film has shown the face of the U.S.S. Arizona to the world nearly 75 years after it was sunk when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Donald Stratton, who was on board the ship on December 7, 1944, told Fox News he never thought he’d see it again.
But a remotely-operated underwater vehicle swam to the depths of the Pacific Ocean where the ship now lay and sent back images of the Arizona’s interior and exterior.

 

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A new film has shown the face of the U.S.S. Arizona to the world nearly 75 years after it was sunk when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor

3aac75b400000578-3963244-image-a-25_1479878074100Donald Stratton (pictured), who was on board the ship on December 7, 1944, sat and watched as the ship was explored using a remote controlled underwater vehicle

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‘The phone was there on the desk and the lightbulb was in the socket. It’s just kind of eerie. I never thought you could see something like that 75 years later,’ Stratton said.

The footage of both the ship and Stratton seeing it for the first time was used for the new PBS documentary ‘Pearl Harbor: Into the Arizona’.

In the film, a crew manoeuvres the underwater vehicle throughout the lower decks of the Arizona.

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