Honolulu, Hawaii (KINY) The USS S-28 which sunk in 1944 was located this week off the coast Oahu.
The wreck hunting organization STEP Ventures located the sub in 8,700 feet of water according to a report in the Honolulu Star- Advertiser. It sank with 49 crew members on board during training.
Underwater vehicles and a remotely operated vehicle located the sub. The USS S-28 had been set to Alaska to defend the Aleutian Islands against a possible Japanese invasion. It sunk after it made contact with a U.S. Coast Guard ship. The exact cause of the crash was never determined. Operating crew error was listed as a possibility along with an equipment problem.
The U.S. Navy plans to review the wreckage and try and determine what brought the sub down.