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World Warfare II Warship Found in Deep Waters

DALLAS, TEXAS—The Related Press experiences that the wreckage of the USS Samuel B Roberts has been found beneath 23,000 toes of water off the coast of the Philippines by Caladan Oceanic, an undersea expertise firm. The destroyer escort, which carried a crew of 224, sank on October 25, 1944, in a combat with Japan’s navy in the course of the Battle of Leyte. Eighty-nine sailors from the Samuel B. Roberts have been misplaced, many from wounds and shark assaults whereas ready to be rescued. Three different American ships additionally sank on that day, together with the USS Gambier Bay and the USS Johnston, which was found final yr beneath 21,000 toes of water by the identical group of explorers. An absence of dependable information on a attainable location has prevented a seek for the final of the 4 ships, the USS Hoel. To learn extra about underwater discoveries of sunken World Warfare II vessels, go to “Wrecks of the Pacific Theater.”


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