via Daily Mail Online, 20 January 2022: Explore the wreck of a World War II Japanese submarine through a YouTube virtual dive.
It has been 80 years since the first Japanese warship was sunk by the Australian navy during World War Two.
The I-124 had been on a secret mission laying mines off the coast of Darwin when it suffered irreparable damage from dozens of depth charges detonated by the HMAS Deloraine.
All 80 crew members died in the dramatic battle on January 20, 1942, just one month before the Japanese bombing of Darwin, and the wreck has lain on the sea bed ever since.
Exploring the site as a member of the public is impossible because of its protected status and shared heritage between Australia and Japan — until now that is.
That’s because a new virtual reality experience is offering unprecedented access to the World War Two submarine, enabling people to use YouTube to ‘dive’ down and get a closer look.
Source: Explore an 80-year-old Japanese submarine wreck in virtual reality | Daily Mail Online
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