The world's deepest shipwreck, the USS Samuel B Roberts, has been found.

A US military destroyer escort that sank during World War II has been discovered as the lowest wreckage yet known. In October 1944, the USS Samuel B. Roberts was sunk in the Philippine Sea's Battle Off Samar. 6,895 meters (22,621 feet) of water surrounds it. The "Sammy B" was found by Texas businessman and explorer Victor Vescovo, who is the owner of a deep-diving submersible. The ship is renowned for its valiant last struggle against the Japanese.

It managed to contain and frustrate a number of enemy ships despite being outnumbered and outgunned before ultimately going down. 89 people died out of the 224 people on board the Samuel B Roberts. For 50 hours, the 120 survivors held on to life rafts while they waited for help.

The missing ship's location and the opportunity to recount its incredible tale of bravery and devotion, according to Mr. Vescovo, a former naval reservist, were both tremendous honors. The ruins of these ships are the final witnesses to the conflicts they fought, and we like to claim that steel doesn't lie.

"The Sammy B attacked the Japanese heavy cruisers at point-blank range and shot so quickly that it ran out of ammo; it was reduced to firing smoke shells and illumination rounds alone in an effort to try to set fire to the Japanese ships, and it kept firing. Simply said, it was a very brave deed. Those guys were engaged in life-or-death combat on both sides.

The hull construction, weapons, and torpedo tubes may be seen in the images taken by the adventurers' sub, the Limiting Factor. The Sammy B has been damaged by Japanese shells, and there are signs of one significant impact in the stern quarter. The ship apparently struck the bottom with its bow first, judging by the way it was folded.

The world's ocean floor is less than 6,000 meters deep, which gives you an idea of how deep the final resting spot is. The large tectonic troughs seldom exceed 6,000 meters. A fierce battle that was a part of the Battle of Leyte Gulf was the Battle Off Samar. The Japanese Imperial Navy's soldiers were finally forced to retreat as a result of the fierce combat. Both sides lost a number of ships to the depths.

At a depth of 6,460 meters, Mr. Vescovo discovered the warship, USS Johnston, the previous year (21,180ft). Other than the Sammy B or the Johnston, there may be others that are even deeper.

The USS Gambier Bay (escort carrier) and the USS Hoel (destroyer), two further American ships, have not yet been located, according to Kelvin Murray of EYOS, the organization that organized and oversaw Mr. Vescovo's mission.

"We have historical data that indicates the potential location of their sinking. Although this is detective work and these types of deep-ocean activities have never been done before, we did search for Gambier Bay. I prefer not to use the expression "needle in a haystack" since much more investigation must be done to reduce the size of the haystack. However, some element of luck is still present in this."

The deepest locations on Earth's five oceans were originally visited by Mr. Vescovo. Additionally, he has scaled the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. Most recently, he traveled into space on the New Shepard rocket and capsule system, which was created by Jeff Bezos, the founder of

The USS Samuel B Robert before it sank: It went up against much more heavily armed opponents

The team had to conduct a lot of research beforehand to narrow its search area

Victor Vescovo, a private equity investor, is setting world records for deep dives in the sub Limiting Factor

The USS Samuel B Roberts as it first appeared in the sonar survey of the seafloor

The USS Samuel B Roberts had a trio of torpedo tubes

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