British World War II wrecked ship found near Sri Lankan coast

Last Updated: Apr 01 2018 13:06

COLOMBO- SS Sagaing, a British passenger ship that was bombed in a Japanese sir strike in World War Two has been refloated by Sri Lankan navy.

Sri Lanka's Eastern Naval Command unit took several months to bring the ship to the surface from its resting place which was about 35ft (10.7m) under the water at Trincomalee harbour.

The ship was attacked in 1942 but its passengers and cargo were saved in the attack. Now after 75 years, Sri Lankan navy has successfully raised it. They had to reinforce the ship’s 452ft long main structural framework to make it stable.

(Image Source: Sri Lankan Navy)