A sonar picture of the wreck and an original photo underneath: Experts think that the detailed similarity of both images proves that it is the same ship.
Conclusive? Hardly. But very interesting. I noted the discovery of what’s thought to be the only German aircraft carrier last week.
The new images will spark discussion about how the Nazi aircraft carrier finally ended up on the ocean floor. The Nazis scuttled the aircraft carrier at the end of the war, but it was subsequently refloated by the Russians. But historians are unsure if the ship struck a mine on the way to Russia, or if it was deliberately sunk. One theory suggests the aircraft carrier may have been overloaded with Nazi war bullion.