5 Japanese warships found in Philippine waters

May Diez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 08 2017 11:35 AM | Updated as of Dec 08 2017 11:38 AM

Photo courtesy: Paul Allen

Photo courtesy: Paul Allen

Photo courtesy: Paul Allen

Photo courtesy: Paul Allen

Photo courtesy: Paul Allen

SURIGAO CITY – The wreckage of 5 Japanese warships were found in Philippine waters by an expedition led by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen.

Two dreadnought battleships, the IJN Yamashiro and the IJN Fuso were found between the Bohol Sea and the Leyte Gulf in late November.

Destroyer ships Yamagumo Asashio, Asagumo Asashio and Mischishio Asashio were also found.

The ships, with about 4,000 men aboard, are believed to have sunk during the Battle for Leyte Gulf in October 1944, the largest naval of World War II.

National Museum Director Jeremy Barns said the government would preserve the wreckage.