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World’s deepest shipwreck FOUND: WWII US Navy ship discovered more than 22,600ft below the surface

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

The USS Destroyer Escort Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), better known as the Sammy B, was located in the Philippine Sea on Wednesday.

The ship crashed during the Battle of Samar in the Philippine Sea in October 1944 after being hit by Japanese fire.

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

On October 15, the Japanese greeted Maria one last time to attack the Allied naval forces off the coast of the Philippines, which were moving west and away from the enemy line of fire.

However, the Sammy B was one of the last remaining American ships and is known for its heroic deed against the Japanese, according to BBC

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More than 22,600 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean lies a WWII US Navy destroyer declared the world's deepest shipwreck

More than 22,600 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean lies a WWII US Navy destroyer declared the world’s deepest shipwreck

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

There were 224 men aboard the Sammy, but 89 were killed when it sank and the rest floated in life rafts for 50 hours before being rescued.

Vescovo shared a video on his Twitter account showing Sammy B on the seabed.

“It looks like her bow hit the bottom of the sea with some force, causing some kinks,” he shared in a tweet.

The USS Destroyer Escort Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), better known as the Sammy B, was located in the Philippine Sea on Wednesday

The USS Destroyer Escort Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), better known as the Sammy B, was located in the Philippine Sea on Wednesday

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

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

“Her stern also moved about 5 meters apart on impact, but the whole wreckage was together.”

“This little ship took on the best of the Japanese navy and fought them to the end.”

Vescovo, the founder-exploration company Caladan Oceanic, made six dives before launching the Sammy B.

He and his team found the sunken ship by first spotting debris, a three-torpedo launcher unique only to the Sammy B.

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

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

Vescovo, the founder-exploration company Caladan Oceanic, did six dives before launching the Sammy B .  found

Vescovo, the founder-exploration company Caladan Oceanic, did six dives before launching the Sammy B . found

“The Sammy B is a small ship like military ships go, and we weren’t really sure if we could find her in the vast and extremely deep ocean where she went down,” Vescovo said. CNN

“But with perseverance, some great historical analysis and a lot 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 first mate Samuel Booker Roberts Jr, who enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and fought in World War II.

Roberts volunteered to help several hundred Marines land a few miles north of Lunga Point, where the US had hoped to take over a Japanese reinforcement.

He and his team found the sunken ship by first spotting debris, a three-torpedo launch vehicle unique only to the Sammy B

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

He and his team found the sunken ship by first spotting debris, a three-torpedo launcher unique only to the Sammy B, which was named after helmsman Samuel Booker Roberts Jr (right), who enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and fought in WWII

The Marines boarded a dozen of the wooden boats and sailed to a beach near the Matanikau River, but had to flee a few days later when they met resistance.

However, Roberts was hit in the neck by a bullet from a Japanese machine gun bullet and died during the night.

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

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