US Navy ship sunk nearly 80 years ago reached in world’s deepest shipwreck dive

US Navy ship sunk nearly 80 years ago reached in world’s deepest shipwreck dive

The Guardian

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Destroyer resting nearly 6.5km below sea level still has gun turrets and torpedo racks in place

A US navy destroyer sunk during the second world war and lying nearly 6,500 metres below sea level off the Philippines has been reached in the world’s deepest shipwreck dive, an American exploration team said.

A crewed submersible filmed, photographed and surveyed the wreckage of the USS Johnston off Samar Island during two eight-hour dives completed late last month, Texas-based undersea technology company Caladan Oceanic said.

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