Iwo Jima

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Iwo Jima

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Iwo Jima is an active volcanic island and over the past decades this activity has raised parts of the island by approximately 50 feet. Uplift has exposed a number of ships which were sunk as a breakwater for a port supplying the marine invasion force. Article can be found at:

https://www.thedrive.com/news/42802/volcanic-activity-lifts-sunken-wwii-ghost-ships-from-the-ocean-off-iwo-jima


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RE: Iwo Jima

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Interesting article. Apparently these are concrete barges used by Seabees to try to build an artificial harbor, but they didn't finish the job.

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