Watch: Deepest Shipwreck Ever Discovered; Historic WWII Fletcher-Class Destroyer Found

The wreckage of the historic Fletcher-class destroyer, USS Johnston (DD-557) was found by the researches onboard the vessel R/V Petrel that belongs to Vulcan Inc.

According to the researchers’ report, the wreck was found 22,400 feet below water surface

Rob Kraft describes the wreck as “completely decimated” in the video below, in which he narrates his observations as he talks on Battle off Samar. Watch Rob Kraft and Paul Mayer discuss in their final video from the Battle off Samar and the likelihood that this ship is the USS Johnston DD-557.

Reference: RV Petrel – Facebook

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