WWII vessel found at 6444m deep


Two former Navy officers have found wreckage of a U.S. ship that sank in the Philippine Sea 76 years ago in what’s being hailed the deepest shipwreck dive in history, Military.com reports.

A large section of the USS Johnston, a Fletcher-class destroyer, was found 21,180 feet (6455 metres) beneath the surface, Caladan Oceanic and the Naval History and Heritage Command announced Thursday. The ship sank off the coast of Samar Island on Oct. 25, 1944, during World War II’s Battle of Leyte Gulf, an intense struggle with Japanese forces that heavily outmatched the Johnston’s crew.

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