VIDEO: Hydroid, Kongsberg Produce HD Images of Two WWII U.S. LSTs

first_img View post tag: produce A successful partnership between Hydroid Inc. and Kongsberg GeoAcoustics has produced the first high-definition images of two WWII U.S. Landing Ship Tanks (LSTs) that lie off the coast of South Devon, UK. View post tag: UK Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: Hydroid, Kongsberg Produce HD Images of Two WWII U.S. LSTs View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval The vessels were sunk on April 28, 1944 by German torpedo boats that interrupted the Exercise Tiger training mission, which took place in southern England. The training was the secret rehearsal for the Utah Beach portion of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France.Well kept secretThe tragedy left nearly 1,000 U.S. servicemen dead, making it one of the deadliest training-related events of the war. The carnage was far greater than the actual invasion on Utah Beach, yet full details about the attack weren’t made public immediately. To keep the Allies’ invasion plans secret, those who survived the attack were ordered not to say a word. The death toll wasn’t announced until nearly two months after D-Day, according to The Associated Press. Full details were not disclosed until 1974, when records of the torpedo strike were declassified. The historical account of the D-Day invasion in France has overshadowed the UK training tragedy for decades. As a result, it’s one of the best-kept secrets of World War II.70th anniversaryWith April 28th, 2014 marking the 70th anniversary of this event, Graham Lester, Hydroid’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, wanted to help pay tribute to the lives lost during the Exercise Tiger tragedy. After visiting the beachside memorial in Torcross, UK last summer, Lester started planning the Hydroid Exercise Tiger AUV Mission to commemorate the event. The idea was to use an AUV to capture high-resolution images of the wreckage and help shed additional light on this historic tragedy. Graham wanted to help complete the story of what happened for the servicemen and families involved, and provide future generations with a better account of the events that took place in the area. “These images are adding to the historic photo album that honors the lives lost during the Exercise Tiger tragedy in 1944,” said Lester.Between March 10th and 21st, 2014, two AUV operating teams, one from Hydroid Europe and the other from the Royal Navy’s Maritime Autonomous System Trials Team (MASTT), undertook missions to collect data from the area. Hydroid’s team focused on the last known location of the two torpedoed LSTs – 531 and 507 – approximately 40 miles off the coast, in the English Channel. MASTT focused on the area just off Slapton Sands, where they located an object of interest. They are still analyzing the data to understand if the object is related to the 1944 tragedy.Using the REMUS 100 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) equipped with both Edgetech side-scan sonar and Kongsberg GeoAcoustics’ GeoSwath multibeam sonar, the Hydroid team produced the first high-definition sonar images ever collected of the two wrecks. This was the first time in history that an AUV had surveyed the area.[mappress]Press Release, June 26, 2014; Image: Kongsberg View post tag: two View post tag: Hydroid View post tag: europe View post tag: HD View post tag: Kongsberg View post tag: Navy View post tag: Images View post tag: WWII U.S. LSTs June 26, 2014 Share this article VIDEO: Hydroid, Kongsberg Produce HD Images of Two WWII U.S. LSTs Authoritieslast_img read more

What does the future for Gennadiy Golovkin look like without a third Canelo fight?

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch GGG-Rolls: Sign up in the U.S. | CanadaCallum SmithWith options at 160 pounds potentially looking scarce if a Canelo Alvarez rematch is his sole desire, Gennady Golovkin may look to jump a division north and see what opportunities exist there. 168 pounds enjoyed a hot spell in recent years with the likes of Andre Ward, Carl Froch, James DeGale, and George Groves participating in great matchups, but now the kingdom is occupied by Callum Smith, and Golovkin might just like that fight.The Liverpool star was identified as a world champion-in-making ever since his 2012 debut, and those prophecies rang true last September when he demolished Groves in The Middle East. Now acquainted to boxing’s highest echelon, Smith is undeniably seeking big challenges, and “GGG” certainly falls into that category if the Kazakh star decides to make the jump to super-middleweight.Demetrius AndradeAs WBO world champion, Rhode Island’s Demetrius Andrade can afford to be vocal when the dissuasion on the world’s best middleweight comes around. Mismanaged for the bulk of his career, the confident Andrade has often been on the verge of superstardom, but the final step has never occurred. That could all change if he was to fight Gennady Golovkin, and it’s also a fight that makes perfect sense for the European puncher.Basking in the glory of being a world belt holder, Golovkin took the role seriously, and if a rematch with Canelo Alvarez cannot be made, then Andrade is the route to go if he wants to be a title holder once more. Both fighters now operate under the DAZN umbrella, albeit with different promoters. But the huge stumbling block of television is removed if both fighters can agree to terms.Billy Joe SaundersAn old rival of Gennady Golovkin and a fighter who came so close to sharing the ring with boxing’s pound-for-pound star. When he was WBO world champion at 160 pounds, Billy Joe Saunders’ name was often in the mix for highly anticipated showdowns with both Golovkin and Alvarez. Victories over leading names such as Chris Eubank Jr, Andy Lee and David Lemieux have solidified Saunders’ standing as a world-class fighter, but a win over Golovkin takes him to the next stage.Now up at super-middleweight, Saunders will be hunting for massive contests after watching dream matches at middleweight fall by the wayside due to a number of issues outside of the ring. Saunders against Golovkin has been a long time coming, but it’s a fight that makes sense. MORE: Join DAZN and watch 100+ fight nights a year, along with fight classicsDaniel JacobsAlready possessing a victory over Daniel Jacobs is perhaps not going to motivate Golovkin into trying to beat him once more. But the New Yorker is a big name in boxing circles, and a rematch would do good business for both men. Despite the first fight being a fair result, it was close enough to perhaps warrant a rematch. With both fighters still aiming high following defeats to Canelo Alvarez, facing each other might be the best option.Jermall CharloA feature in the middleweight rankings who’s surely close to a big fight, Jermall Charlo could be a name that motivates Golovkin. Charlo, undefeated in 28 fights with several notable wins, including Austin Trout and Julian Williams, has been crying out for a major fight for a long time. After failing to secure a date with Jacobs last year, Charlo would be more than satisfied with testing himself against Golovkin. Gennady Golovkin signed with DAZN and had one opponent in mind. On June 8, he’ll take the first step in securing a trilogy bout with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez when he faces the unheralded Steve Rolls at Madison Square Garden. A victory should put him in line for the Canelo fight in September, but the two sides will have to come to an agreement rather quickly considering it is almost the middle of June. If, for some reason, there’s a snag in negotiations, where does that leave GGG?Here, we look at five other opponents for Golovkin if his dream contest cannot be finalized.last_img read more