A ‘heroic’ US destroyer sunk fighting the Japanese navy in WWII discovered more than 4 miles down in the Pacific, making it the deepest shipwreck – Business Insider June 25, 2022

I saw this recently on Business Insider – A ‘heroic’ US destroyer sunk fighting the Japanese navy in WWII discovered more than 4 miles down in the Pacific, making it the deepest shipwreck: https://africa.businessinsider.com/military-and-defense/a-heroic-us-destroyer-sunk-fighting-the-japanese-navy-in-wwii-discovered-more-than-4/bf9gllh/. Longer article.

BETHANY DAWSON June 25, 2022

Explorer Victor Vescovo and a team from EYOS expeditions discovered the wreck of the USS destroyer Samuel B. Roberts.

The ship also called the Sammy B, is the deepest shipwreck ever discovered.Of the 224 crew, 135 survived its sinking and clung to life-rafts for 50 hours, awaiting rescue.

An explorer has discovered the remains of the 1944 USS destroyer escort Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), also referred to as the Sammy B.

Explorer Victor Vescovo and a team from EYOS expeditions discovered the wreckage on June 22.

It sits 22,621 feet deep in the Philippine Sea, equivalent to roughly 51 Empire State buildings.

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