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It appears the wreckage of the famous USS Johnston from the Battle of Leyte Gulfhas been found... the wreck or 2/3 of it is sitting upright in 21,000 of water. It was confirmed recently by a submersible. Amazing

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Radio Operator

I remember reading a year or two ago that Paul Allen's Petrel most likely found the ship during one of their expeditions, but couldn't verify due to the depth. There's been a lot of naval wreck discovered these past few years which has been amazing to read about. 

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8 hours ago, Radio Operator said:

I remember reading a year or two ago that Paul Allen's Petrel most likely found the ship during one of their expeditions, but couldn't verify due to the depth. There's been a lot of naval wreck discovered these past few years which has been amazing to read about. 

 

Petrel did find this wreck and I'm pretty sure they keep their information about these sites close to vest and this guy who went 'researching' it again shouldn't have gone there IMHO.  Last year he announced he was going to do 'research' on the Indianapolis and other warships too but was stopped by the Navy Heritage Command IIRC.... I am NOT opposed to the finding of the wrecks so long as they don't become rich man tourist destinations and are plundered for artifacts like the Titanic was or raised for their steel like many of the shallower wrecks have been.

 

People must remember these are GRAVES and IMHO should be left alone. The 'it belongs in a museum' should not override the sanctity of these sites.  What has happened to the Titanic grave/wreck and shallower war ship wrecks is criminal.

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Not to be too picky, but its known as the Battle off Samar. My Grandpaw was there on the USS Kalinin Bay.

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This is incredible!

Also too, if you’ve never read “Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailor”, put it on the top of your list. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read.


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9 minutes ago, pacreamer said:

This is incredible!

Also too, if you’ve never read “Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailor”, put it on the top of your list. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read.


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Yes, had read it several years back.. good book.

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