Shipwreck of US destroyer ‘Sammy B’ becomes deepest ever discovered

A gun mount on the shipwreck of the navy destroyer USS Samuel B Roberts, known as Sammy B, after the second world war ship’s discovery in Philippine waters. Photograph: Caladan Oceanic and Eyos Expeditions/AFP/Getty Images

A US navy destroyer that engaged a superior Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of the second world war in the Philippines has become the deepest shipwreck to be discovered, according to explorers.

The USS Samuel B Roberts, popularly known as the “Sammy B”, was identified on Wednesday broken into two pieces on a slope at a depth of 22,916 feet (6,985m), or about four miles.

Publish : 2022-06-27 12:32:00

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