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This article was published on March 25, 2014

    Explore the sunken USS Mohawk with these stunning underwater Street View photos

    Explore the sunken USS Mohawk with these stunning underwater Street View photos
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    Nick Summers

    Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

    Unless you’re a professional scuba diver, chances are you’ve never explored an underwater shipwreck first-hand. Fear not though, as Google Street View has been updated with some sublime photos from the sunken USS Mohawk.

    The panoramic, 360-degree images were submitted by Trident Global Imaging, who last year set out to create a virtual tour of the 165-foot vessel. The World War II Coast Guard cutter was launched in 1934, but was then purposefully sunk in 2012 to create an artificial veteran’s memorial reef.

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    The photos offer incredible clarity and allow you to move around the bridge, crow’s nest, port and starboard sides of the ship. Schools of fish sometimes obstruct your view of the ship, but that arguably just adds to the atmosphere.

    The USS Mohawk isn’t the first shipwreck to show up on Street View. Google, in partnership with the Catlin Seaview Survey, has also documented the Mary Celeste Wreck down on the ocean floor.

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