Deepest Shipwreck Ever Discovered: USS Johnston that was sunk during the Battle of the Gulf of Leyte – the largest naval battle of World War II – is found resting at 20,400 ft in the Philippine Sea
- Experts from Research Vessel Petrel from Vulcan Inc. revealed discovery yesterday
- USS Johnston is famous for its courage when it is in the minority by the Japanese navy
- She was sunk in the Battle of the Gulf of Leyte on October 25, 1944 and 186 men were killed
- Previous record was a German ship discovered at 18,904ft
The deepest shipwreck has ever been found, a WWII destroyer that was destroyed 75 years ago in the Pacific during the largest naval battle in history, researchers say.
The USS Johnston was found at 20.406 ft in the Philippine Sea after it was sunk by the Japanese on October 25, 1944 in the Battle off Samar, a battle in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
Experts from the Research Vessel Petrel, owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, have released video of the battered and twisted hull that lies eerily on the ocean floor.
Of the 327 US Navy personnel aboard the USS Johnston, only 141 survived. Of those who died, about 90 lived in the water while the ship sank but never saw again.
Experts from the Research Vessel Petrel, owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, have released video of the battered and twisted metal that lies eerily on the ocean floor
& # 39; There is no intact hull structure that we can find. This wreck is completely decimated, it's just rubble, & the crew said Wednesday.
& # 39; This wreck is the Johnston or the Hoel … This wreck is in the southern part of the battle and this is one of the reasons why we believe this is the Johnston because it sank later after Hoel did . & # 39;
The ship is famous for its brave action in the Battle of Samar, dominated by the Japanese, and USS Johnston led an attack of a handful of light ships against a colossal fleet until it was surrounded.
According to the US Navy: & # 39; One by one Johnston hired Japanese destroyers, although Johnston had no destroyers and limited firepower. After two and a half hours, Johnston – dead in the water – was surrounded by enemy ships.
& # 39; At 9.45 am Evans ordered the ship to leave. Twenty-five minutes later, the destroyer rolled over and began to sink. & # 39;
Her action in the battle was central to the overarching Battle of the Gulf of Leyte, considered the largest naval battle in history with more than 200,000 employees.
The USS Jonston was sunk on October 25, 1944, after being in the minority and outgunned against the Japanese imperial navy in a brave advance
Movements during the Battle of Samar on October 25, 1944, it is named as one of the largest last stands in naval history
The Imperial Japanese Navy assembled almost all of its large naval vessels in battle, with the American and Australian forces trying to invade the islands of Southeast Asia, giving Japan industrial strength.
The Allies were successful in defeating the Japanese warships despite kamikaze attacks raining from the air.
It is often mentioned as one of the largest last grandstands in military history.
According to Guinness World Records, the deepest wreck for the USS Johnston was a German ship discovered at 18,904 ft.
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