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scooter:
USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered

--- Quote ---Explorers have found the deepest shipwreck ever identified, a US navy destroyer escort sunk during WWII.

The USS Samuel B Roberts went down during the Battle Off Samar in the Philippine Sea in October 1944. It lies in 6,895m (22,621ft) of water.

Texan financier and adventurer Victor Vescovo, who owns a deep-diving submersible, discovered the "Sammy B" battered but largely intact.

The vessel is famed for a heroic final stand against the Japanese.
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And, for context, Drachinifel's video The Battle of Samar - Odds?  What are those?

Old Wombat:
Watched Drach's piece when it came out;

A brave ship & a brave crew. :bow:

I really hope they're all left in peace! :angel:

scooter:

--- Quote from: Old Wombat on June 26, 2022, 11:23:34 pm ---Watched Drach's piece when it came out;

A brave ship & a brave crew. :bow:

I really hope they're all left in peace! :angel:

--- End quote ---

At a depth of over 6500 meters, I'm sure they will be.

Old Wombat:

--- Quote from: scooter on June 27, 2022, 02:55:44 am ---
--- Quote from: Old Wombat on June 26, 2022, 11:23:34 pm ---Watched Drach's piece when it came out;

A brave ship & a brave crew. :bow:

I really hope they're all left in peace! :angel:

--- End quote ---

At a depth of over 6500 meters, I'm sure they will be.

--- End quote ---

Unfortunately I wouldn't be betting too much money on that; fishermen, especially Indonesian fishermen, are renown for robbing from designated war grave sites &, if the wreck is too deep to dive to, they drop grapnel hooks down, & use the mass & power of their boats to eventually break off whatever they hook onto, be it a bit of rock or a bit of ship. However, if it's a bit of ship, it's soon sold as a relic on the black market.

zenrat:
At nearly 7km straight down you'd need a lot of rope to tie your hook on.  Is that feasible?


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