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Missing U.S. WW2 Warship Found in Pacific Ocean
April 16, 2018 /

The St. Louis-class light cruiser was discovered almost 3,000 feet below the surface of the New Georgia Sound, off the coast of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. The ship was found by Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen’s RV Petrel research vessel; the third to be discovered by the team in the past two months.

The Helena sank during the battle of Kula Gulf on July 6, 1943. She was hit by three Japanese torpedoes and went down with the loss of 168 of her roughly 900-man crew.

Under continued enemy fire, groups of survivors drifted to a number of small nearby islands, with some on lifeboats and others clinging desperately to the sides. Some sailors had to wait 10 days before they were rescued, as other U.S. warships were repeatedly told to cancel rescue operations and pursue nearby Japanese ships.

A large group of survivors ended up on the island of Vella Lavella, where locals helped care for the wounded. Many sailors fled into the thick jungle to avoid being spotted by Japanese patrols. After days in hiding, they were eventually rescued by Navy ships. After the battle, the Helena’s crewmembers were praised for their heroism and determination to survive, despite the desperate situation in which they found themselves.

“We do these missions as testament to the brave souls who served on these ships,” said Robert Kraft, Allen’s director of subsea operations. “Each ship has a story that touches families and friends of those who perished or survived. It’s gratifying to hear those stories each time we announce a new discovery.”

The Helena was a witness to the attack that brought the U.S. into World War Two. Moored at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese surprise attack, 34 of her sailors were killed as she took fire from Japanese aircraft. The ship also took part in the Guadalcanal Campaign, which was the first major operation by Allied forces against the Japanese Empire.

The ship is the third American World War Two warship to be discovered in quick succession by Allen’s team. The light cruiser USS Juneau and the aircraft carrier USS Lexingtonwere both discovered in March.

In August 2017, the RV Petrel discovered the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, some 18,000 feet below the Philippine Sea. The warship’s sinking remains the single deadliest in U.S. naval history. Around 400 of the 1,196 sailors and Marines onboard died in the initial attack, when the Indianapolis was hit by two Japanese torpedoes. Hundreds died due to exposure, dehydration and shark attacks during their five-day wait for rescue. Only 317 survived.
Proves only one thing: In treasure hunting, you'll never what will happen next.


GERMANY – A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a “significant” treasure trove in Germany which may have belonged to the legendary Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought Christianity to Denmark.
Rene Schoen and his student Luca Malaschnitschenko were looking for treasure using metal detectors in January on the northern island of Ruegen when they chanced upon what they initially thought was a worthless piece of aluminum.

But upon closer inspection, they realized that it was a shimmering piece of silver, German media reported.

A dig covering 400 square meters (4,300 square feet) that was finally started at the weekend by the regional archaeology service has uncovered a trove believed to be linked to the Danish king, a member of the Jelling dynasty, who reigned from around 958 to 986.

Braided necklaces, pearls, brooches, a Thor’s hammer, rings and up to 600 chipped coins were found, including more than 100 that date to Bluetooth’s era.

“This trove is the biggest single discovery of Bluetooth coins in the southern Baltic sea region and is therefore of great significance,” lead archaeologist Michael Schirren told national news agency DPA.

The oldest coin found in the trove is a Damascus dirham dating to 714 while the most recent is a penny dating to 983.

The find suggests that the treasure may have been buried in the late 980s — also the period when Bluetooth was known to have fled to Pomerania, where he died in 987.

He was forced to flee after a rebellion led by his son Sven Gabelbart.

“We have here the rare case of a discovery that appears to corroborate historical sources,” said archaeologist Detlef Jantzen.
‘Chaotic’ end to Harald’s reign

Bluetooth is credited with unifying Denmark. The Viking-born king also turned his back on old Norse religion and introduced Christianity to the Nordic country.

Bluetooth’s lasting legacy is found today in smartphones and laptops — the wireless Bluetooth technology is named after him, and the symbol is composed of the two runes spelling out his initials R. B.

Brian Patrick McGuire, professor emeritus at Roskilde University in Denmark, said it was the Thor’s hammer that made this find particularly interesting.

“There’s no proof that these things belonged to Harald Bluetooth. But what we can say is they show the tremendous wealth of the Jelling dynasty,” he told AFP.

The end of Harald’s reign was “very chaotic,” McGuire said.

“Things were so unstable that very wealthy men or women from his court felt obliged to bury their coins and jewelry. Usually, treasures are left behind by people who hope to retrieve them when things get better, as an act of faith in better times,” the expert said.

Whatever the market value of the treasure turns out to be, the fine has provided an invaluable source of information for researchers who had very little written material covering this troubled period, McGuire added

Treasure Marks, Signs and Symbols of the Yamashita Treasure / Re: marking
« Last post by EGM300 on April 12, 2018, 12:07:58 PM »
thank you very much, sir fom113
Treasure Marks, Signs and Symbols of the Yamashita Treasure / Re: marking
« Last post by fom1113 on April 11, 2018, 06:15:25 PM »
Those two small loads (yellow circles) have bigger load beside few meters away and the question is where are they?

You can find the answer of that question by reading and analyzing supporting signs that you can find within the area.
Treasure Marks, Signs and Symbols of the Yamashita Treasure / Re: marking
« Last post by fom1113 on April 11, 2018, 06:04:33 PM »
 Three smaller loads in a triangular position (yellow circles and bigger red circle). One of these loads is a small deposit aligned to two bigger loads. (big loads are those you created smaller red circles).
Starting point of measurement or position of one of the three small loads is right at the position of that rock, maybe below that, beside or maybe that rock itself. Check it and give me one kilo. LoL

Happy hunting.
Thank you fom1113 for the tip. I'm reading the book ''General Yamashita's Dream Book" this book is very informative. Thank you, voyager, for the advice..

sir do you have a link for free download of the book?


Good day bro.. I'm sorry bro i bought the book online... 
Treasure Marks, Signs and Symbols of the Yamashita Treasure / Re: marking
« Last post by EGM300 on April 11, 2018, 12:11:39 PM »
Sir V, I am very thankful for your reply.
sir, what can you suggest tool or equipment used in order to locate positively one exact location of one load?beg me for asking im newbie here, questions encircling in my mind, is it possible that those holes represent what so-called giveaway?
Treasure Marks, Signs and Symbols of the Yamashita Treasure / Re: marking
« Last post by Voyager on April 11, 2018, 11:39:20 AM »
Now it's getting clearer.  As a general rule, the holes represents the load of the site.  But you have to investigate further because some code markers have to be added to other markers to get the total picture.  This picture could be the diagram of the stone map of the area and the big TRIANGULAR  hole at the RIGHT side could be the guide - meaning that when you remove the upper rock or soil portion of the area you will find a TRIANGULAR hole (usually etched in the rock) IN THE DIG SITE similar to triangular hole in your picture.   When you do, you will be able to locate the first load then the other loads. They are usually equidistant from each other.

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