James Delgado

About James Delgado

James Delgado is the director of Maritime Heritage for the National Marine Sanctuaries Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The views expressed herein are the author’s and do not necessarily represent those of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


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Finding I-400: How It Happened and Why That Matters

Finding I-400: How It Happened and Why That Matters

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An image of the I-400 submarine. Hawai'i Undersea Research Laboratory Photo

An image of the I-400 submarine. Hawai’i Undersea Research Laboratory Photo

Last week the media around the world carried stories about the rediscovery of the Japanese super-submarine I-400. One of the more unique submarines of the past century—part aircraft carrier, part submarine—she inspired books, television documentaries, and a years-long quest to find exactly where it had come to rest in a postwar weapons test designed to keep it from Soviet eyes. Read More