Deepest Shipwreck is Discovered in Philippine Sea

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On October 31, research group Vulcan Inc. posted footage of what is believed to be the deepest shipwreck ever found. The discovery was made more than six kilometers below sea level on the edge of Emdem Deep, one of the deepest points in the Philippine Sea.

The research group believes that the shipwreck is that of the USS Johnston, a Fletcher-class destroyer used by the Americans in World War II.

The warship was sunk during the famous Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944. It was the largest naval battle in World War II, which saw the decimation of the Japanese fleet.

Fletcher destroyers were a class of warships produced by the US navy in World War II, and which have also seen service during the Vietnam War and the Korean War. The ships were one of the most successful class of destroyers ever built by the United States. 

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