Explorers have discovered the remains of a deep-water ship, a US Navy destroyer that sank during World War II. The destroyer USS Samuel Roberts (DE-413) was discovered in the Philippine Sea on Wednesday, June 22nd.
Local Arabic reports daily that the destroyer was struck by a Japanese fire in the Battle of Leyte Gulf off Samal in the Philippine Sea in October 1944 and sank to the seabed at a depth of 22,600 feet.
According to the British newspaper Daily Mail, the destroyer had 224 people on board, 89 of whom died when they sank, and the rest survived thanks to lifeboats. The ship is reportedly almost intact.
Commenting on the discovery of the shipwreck, co-founding American billionaire, adventurer and private equity investor Victor Lance Veskovo, retired naval officer, space traveler, undersea explorer and private equity firm Insight Equity Holdings. Thanks to the person and managing partner. Submarine to reach the ship.
Bescobo, who visited the deepest parts of all five oceans on Earth at the 2018-2019 Five Deeps Expedition, said: Opportunity to re-tell the incredible story of heroes and obligations. ”