World’s deepest shipwreck discovered: World War II US Navy ship discovered more than 22,600 feet below the surface

More than 22,600 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean lies a World War II US Navy destroyer that has been called the world’s deepest shipwreck.

The destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), known as Sammy B, was in the Philippine Sea on Wednesday.

The ship sank during the Battle of Samar in the Philippine Sea in October 1944 after coming under Japanese fire.

However, Sammy B was discovered not by scientists, but by Texas billionaire Victor Veskovo, who owns a deep-sea submersible.

On October 15, the Japanese made the last hail of Maria to engage with the Allied fleet off the coast of the Philippines, which were moving west and moving away from the enemy’s line of fire.

However, Sammy B was one of the last remaining US ships and is known for her heroic resistance to the Japanese. BBC.

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More than 22,600 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean sits a World War II US Navy destroyer that has been called the world’s deepest wreck.

The ship was outnumbered by the Japanese fleet, but held out until the shells broke through its walls and it began to sink.

There were 224 people on board the Sammy, but 89 people died when she sank, and the remaining 50 hours sailed on life rafts before being rescued.

Vescovo shared a video on his Twitter account of Sammy B lying on the sea floor.

“It looks like her nose hit the sea floor with some force, causing some deformation,” he tweeted.

The destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), known as Sammy B, was in the Philippine Sea on Wednesday.

The destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), known as Sammy B, was in the Philippine Sea on Wednesday.

The ship was outnumbered by the Japanese fleet, but held out until the shells broke through its walls and it began to sink.  Pictured is Sammy B before it sank.

The ship was outnumbered by the Japanese fleet, but held out until the shells broke through its walls and it began to sink. Pictured is Sammy B before it sank.

“Her stern also spread about 5 meters on impact, but all the wreckage was together.”

“This little ship took on the best fighters in the Japanese Navy, fighting them to the end.”

Vescovo, founder of the Caladan Oceanic exploration company, made six dives before finding the Sammy B.

He and his crew found the wreck, first spotting the wreck, which was a three-torpedo launcher that was unique only to the Sammy B.

However, Sammy B was not discovered by scientists, but by Texas billionaire Victor Vescovo, who owns a deep-sea submersible.

However, Sammy B was not discovered by scientists, but by Texas billionaire Victor Vescovo, who owns a deep-sea submersible.

Vescovo, founder of Caladan Oceanic exploration company, made six dives before finding Sammy B.

Vescovo, founder of Caladan Oceanic exploration company, made six dives before finding Sammy B.

“The Sammy B is a small vessel compared to warships and we weren’t sure we could find it in the vast and extremely deep ocean where it sank,” Vescovo said. CNN.

“But through perseverance, careful historical analysis, lots of deep sea technology and hard work, we were able to find her and provide a great opportunity to tell her amazing story.”

The Sammy was the first ship named after helmsman Samuel Booker Roberts, Jr., who entered the Navy in 1939 and served in World War II.

Roberts volunteered to help land several hundred Marines a few miles north of Lunga Point, where the US hoped to capture a Japanese stronghold.

He and his crew found the wreck, first spotting the wreck, which was a three-torpedo launcher that was unique to Sammy B.

The Sammy was the first ship named after helmsman Samuel Booker Roberts, Jr., who entered the Navy in 1939 and served in World War II.

He and his crew found the wreck by first spotting the wreck, which was a three-torpedo launcher that was unique only to the Sammy B, named after helmsman Samuel Booker Roberts, Jr. (right), who enlisted in the Navy in 1939 year and fought in World War II

The Marines boarded a dozen wooden boats and headed for the coast near the Matanikau River, but were forced to flee after only a few days, meeting resistance.

Roberts, however, was hit in the neck by a bullet from a Japanese machine gun and died overnight.

Roberts received the Navy Cross, but the greatest honor was the naming of three Navy ships after him: DE 413; DD 823 – a destroyer that took part in the first air strikes from a nuclear aircraft carrier; and USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58), a frigate that struck a mine during Operation Earnest Will in 1988.