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Thread: Deepest shipwreck found: the USS Samuel B Roberts

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    Default Deepest shipwreck found: the USS Samuel B Roberts

    The wreck of the USS Samuel B Roberts, a DE sunk in the battle off Samar the centermost action of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, 25-OCT-44.
    This was the famous defense of the amphibious fleet by a TF of escort carriers, DDs and DEs against a 23 ship strong force including BBs and CAs.

    An article detailing the "Sammy B's" actions: https://www.wearethemighty.com/artic...uGrkqk8NdDCiYI

    An article about finding the wreck: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-61925862

    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    USS Samuel B Roberts.. The B must be for Ballsy !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Thanks for the links. Those Tin Can guys had big brass ones and in that engagement they were bigger than normal. The History Channel (back when they did actual history) had a great documentary on that engagement.

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    One of those battles where David somehow defeats Goliath. The destroyer force acted like they were cruisers or more!

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    id heard the sammy b had been found. glad they now know its location. its crew certainly deserve to be remembered!

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    id heard the sammy b had been found. glad they now know its location. its crew certainly deserve to be remembered!
    What He Said!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Nice spot, Karl. I didn't know anyone was even looking for this bit of history.

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    Apparently, Victor Vescovo has been doing deep sea exploration for some years now; he's been mapping the bottoms of the oceans.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Vescovo
    Karl
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    Good timing! I've been reading The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors which details the crews and battle. Really great book if you are interested in the battle. There are so many heroic stories to be told from so many different sailors and ships, it's incredible.



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