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The World’s Deepest Shipwreck Has Just Been Discovered Four Miles Under The Pacific
According to CNN’s report, an American underwater investigator found the world’s deepest wreckage ever identified four miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
In the Philippine Sea, at a depth of 6,895 meters (22,621 feet), Victor Vescovo, the founder of exploration firm Caladan Oceanic, utilized a deep-diving submersible on Wednesday to discover and identify the USS Destroyer Escort Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), also known as the “Sammy B.”
In the Battle Off Samar, which took place on October 25, 1944, the Sammy B was defeated by Japanese battleships in terms of both numbers and firepower, and it sunk as a result.
The ship “fought ferociously even though she was completely outclassed by the Japanese battleships and heavy cruisers she went up against,” Vescovo told CNN.
“The heroism of her captain and crew is legendary in the Navy, and it was a great honor to find her final resting place. I think it helps bring closure to the story of the ship, for the families of those who were lost and those who served on her. I think that having a ship vanish into the depths, never to be seen again, can leave those affiliated with the ship feeling a sense of emptiness.
“Finding the wrecks can help bring closure, and also bring details about the battle that perhaps we didn’t know before. As we say, ‘Steel doesn’t lie,'” he says.
The film of the wreck that was given by Caladan Oceanic has never been seen before. During the conflict that took place in the Pacific 78 years ago, Sammy B was spotted for the very last time.
Sammy B’s front gun turret
Vescovo posted a video of the deep-diving submersible surveying the wreck.
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