USS Johnston (DD-557) Discovery – Latest Footage

The crew aboard Vulcan Inc.’s Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel has reached new depths, discovering the wreckage of yet another WWII ship. The ship was laid to rest 20,400 feet (6,220 meters) below the ocean surface – making this the deepest discovery of any war ship in history.

Although the exact identity of the ship is a mystery, the crew’s historian believes she was USS Johnston, a Fletcher-class destroyer that was sunken during the Battle off Samar – one of the largest naval battles in history.