Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen said on Twitter on Tuesday he has found Musashi, the former Imperial Japanese Navy's battleship, which was sunk in the Sibuyan Sea in the Philippines in October 1944 during World War II, and posted photos of what he says is part of the battleship.
Allen said his ship found the battleship on the seabed about 1 kilometers below the surface of the sea.
Musashi, which is 263 meters in length and has displacement of about 65,000 tons, and her sister ship Yamato were the world's biggest battleship during the war. Musashi was sunk when she was heading toward the Leyte Island of the Philippines.
Of the 2,399 crew aboard, more than 1,000 died.