'Deepest Wreck Dive' Reaches US WWII Ship Off Philippines
Faizan Hashmi 10 days ago Sun 04th April 2021 | 09:40 AM
Manila, April 4 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th Apr, 2021 ) :A US navy destroyer sunk during World War II 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.
"Just completed the deepest wreck dive in history, to find the main wreckage of the destroyer USS Johnston," tweeted Caladan Oceanic founder Victor Vescovo, who piloted the submersible.
"We located the front 2/3 of the ship, upright and intact, at a depth of 6456 meters. Three of us across two dives surveyed the vessel and gave respects to her brave crew."Only 141 of the ship's 327 crew survived, according to US Navy records.