NOAA offering up-close look at Japanese mini submarines in Pearl Harbor attack

Published: Dec. 1, 2016 at 10:51 AM HST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2016 at 10:43 AM HST
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PEARL HARBOR (HawaiiNewsNow) - As Americans remember the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering an up-close look at two Japanese mini submarines involved in the attack.

On Wednesday, Dec. 7 -- the 75th anniversary of the attack -- the public will have the chance to see a live dive to take a look at the submarines. A NOAA team will be using the ship Okeanos Explorer to see the historic wreck site and document its condition.

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, U.S. naval vessels and aircraft on patrol outside Pearl Harbor spotted a partially submerged submarine trying to enter the harbor. About an hour and a half before the bombings, the sub fired on the destroyer USS Ward, which then fired back, sinking it.

The second submarine disappeared that morning prior to the attack. It was discovered in shallow waters in 1951.

The viewing will start at 6:15 a.m. live streamed below or by clicking here.

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