Videos of the deepest shipwreck in the world

Images of the deepest shipwreck in the world

Using a submersible, researchers were able to explore the remains of the USS Johnston, an American destroyer that sank during World War II at a depth of 6,400 meters. The USS Johnston sank on October 25, 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

The USS Johnston sank on October 25, 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Using the submersible DSV Limiting Factor, spectacular images of the USS Johnston, the world’s deepest shipwreck, could be explored and obtained through the private ocean expedition company Caladan Oceanic. Despite her time and depth, the destroyer is in very good condition, with many parts of her still recognizable. Her hull remains intact and looking for condition, and the turrets, the command bridge and the number 557 can be distinguished on one of the sides. The USS Johnston sank on October 25, 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, where she faced Japanese forces. Of the 327 members of her crew, only 141 survived the bloody naval battle that lasted for several days.