The whereabouts of the USS Stickleback had been a mystery ever since a training exercise went wrong off the coast of Hawaii nearly 62 years ago.
She had completed a simulated torpedo run at the USS Silverstein when she suddenly lost power, only to surface right in the destroyer’s path. The Stickleback was struck and quickly sank.
Now a team of explorers have found her and plan to raise her to the surface. The group from the private Lost 52 Project used old naval records and modern, remotely-operated underwater vehicles with sonar to search the sea bed near where they expected the Stickleback to be.