World’s Deepest Shipwreck Revealed in Philippines

As you know after WWII Many Japanese planes, German submarines and American warships were buried deep in the oceans. Today, we find the remains of these structures and it seems that we will continue to find them.

An American reconnaissance team recently reported that a US Navy destroyer sunk during WWII was at approximately sea level off the Philippines. below 7,000 metersHe said it was the deepest shipwreck in the world ever found.

USS Samuel B. Roberts, which sank in 1944, was discovered 78 years later in the Philippines


The naval destroyer USS Samuel B. Roberts sailed over the then US colony of the Philippines on October 25, 1944. While on duty to recover from Japanese occupationIt sank during a battle off the island of Samar.

The expedition that found the ship is part of Caladan Oceanic, a Texas-based submarine company. with a submarine for 8 daysAfter diving, the team discovered sonar activities and found that the USS Samuel B. Roberts ( naturally) photographed his destroyed body.

Later, realizing the depth of the wreck, the group was shocked as it At 6,895 meters, it was the deepest shipwreck ever discovered. . In the images of the team photographing the ship, the ship’s three-tube torpedo launcher and gun bay can be seen.


According to US Navy records, the crew of this warship remained afloat for about three days awaiting rescue, but by the time the rescue team arrived, many suffered from injuries or injuries. from shark attacks died. on board Of the 224 crew members, 89 died.The battle in which the ship was involved was part of the Battle of Leyte, in which several days of intense fighting took place between US and Japanese forces.

How deep is 6,895 meters?‘, let’s make a few comparisons in case you ask: of the Titanicwreck, about sea level 4,000 metersis the tallest building in the world Burj Khalifaheight 828 meters, of Mount Araratheight 5,137 meters . What are you thinking? Please do not forget to share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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