They found at 6,500 meters depth the remains of a U.S. ship sunk in the Philippines during World War II.


A U.S. research team said during World War II, a U.S. Navy ship sank and dropped 6,500 meters under sea level off the Philippines.

On October 25, 1944, the USS Johnston sank during the Battle of the Letty Gulf, 1944, one of the largest naval battles in history, which began the fall of Japan.

An expedition discovered the remains of a U.S. Navy ship sunk during World War II at a depth of 6,500 meters off the coast of the Philippines, a member of the team reported Sunday.

We have just set up the deepest dive in history to find the remains of the wrecked USS Johnston, " Victor Vescovo tweeted, founder of the American company Caladan Oceanic, who instructed the submarine that the ship was located.

During two to eight hours of divers at the end of March, the team teamed up, photographed, and photographed the wreckage of the shipwreck off the coast of Samar Island, a company concentrating in underwater technology, said Caladan Oceanic.

On October 25, 1944, the 115-meter-long Destroyer sank, during the Gulf War, one of the largest naval battles in history that began the fall of Japan.

In 2019 other explorers located it in the Philippine Sea, but most of the ship was not within reach of a remote control device.

We were 2/3 of the front of the ship, standing, and whole, at a depth of 6,456 meters. Three of us, in two dives, examined the vessel and paid tribute to its brave crew,  Vescovo said.

According to U.S. Navy files, Only 141 of the ship's 327 crew endured. 

The team found the bridge, the bow, and the main section were intact in this campaign. The helmet number "557" was still clearly visible.

According to the campaign, two towers, torpedo reserve points, and several hills of gunpowder were also visible.

Parks Stephenson, navigator and historian of the expedition, pointed out that the damage it suffered during that intense battle more than 75 years ago could be seen in the wreckage.

Stephenson said it was fired from the largest warship ever built, the Imperial Japanese Navy's Yamato, and violent fighting ensued.