Courtesy NOAA -- The U.S.S. Independence, a WWII-era aircraft carrier, has been discovered beneath 2,600 feet of water off the coast of the Farallon Islands. This image from NOAA depicts the Independence as it appeared during its wartime service and a sonar image of the ship at rest at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, upright and mostly intact. The Independence was constructed to serve in the United States Pacific offensive during WWII and was also one of more than 90 vessels involved in the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll in 1946. At the completion of its service, it was scuttled in 1951.