- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: April 27, 2004
Wreck diver Chip Lambert searches for one of the last major lost ships of World War II.
- Long-lost photos of the attack provide the clues needed to solve this maritime mystery.
- Learn how the U.S.S. Mississinewa succumbed to a radical Japanese sneak attack.
- Dive on a warship unseen by humans for over half a century.
During the final stages of World War II, the U.S. established what it believed was a safe anchorage at Ulithi Atoll in the western Pacific. But early on the morning of November 20, 1944, a surprise attack sent the refueling ship U.S.S. Mississinewa to the bottom of the lagoon. Though the event was captured on film, the pictures were lost for decades--and so was the Mississinewa.
DEEP SEA DETECTIVES details what is known of the attack, and then reveals the discovery that pointed the way to the long lost wreck. After nearly half a century, the photos of the attack surfaced, and expert analysis of the images helps limit the likely search area to just 5 of the lagoon's 200 square miles.
DEATH BY HUMAN TORPEDO follows the expedition crew as they search for the Mississinewa, and draws on declassified files and expert analysis to tell the story of the attack that sunk her.