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    Default USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-61925862
    Explorers have found the deepest shipwreck ever identified, a US navy destroyer escort sunk during WWII.The USS Samuel B Roberts went down during the Battle Off Samar in the Philippine Sea in October 1944. It lies in 6,895m (22,621ft) of water.


    Texan financier and adventurer Victor Vescovo, who owns a deep-diving submersible, discovered the "Sammy B" battered but largely intact.


    The vessel is famed for a heroic final stand against the Japanese.

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    Default Re: USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered

    Wow. I recognized that ship's name instantly.
    For those not familiar, I highly recommend the book "The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors" by James D. Hornfischer.
    It is an extreme example of a David vs. Goliath story.
    The "Sammy B." had a central role in the battle.

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    Default Re: USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered

    ^ Yes, remarkable story.
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    Default Re: USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered

    Have they ever located the Johnston?
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    Default Re: USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered

    Did they do any marine archeology? Figure out why and how it sank? Or just sightsee?

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    Default Re: USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered

    From what I have read, they examined the hull, and saw the shelling damage, as well as damage from hitting the sea floor, as she sank.




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    Default Re: USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered

    This dude is my kinda billionaire.
    What color are their hands now?

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    Default Re: USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Have they ever located the Johnston?
    Yes, the linked article says he found the Johnston last year in 6460 meters of water (21,180 ft.).

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