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USS Johnston no longer the world's deepest shipwreck
« on: June 25, 2022, 10:50:20 AM »

USS Samuel B Roberts was found at 22,261ft vs USS Johnston's 21,180ft.
Both were sunk at the Battle off Samar

USS Samuel B Roberts: World's deepest shipwreck discovered
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-61925862
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Re: USS Johnston no longer the world's deepest shipwreck
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2022, 12:51:21 PM »

I get 9600 psi at 22,000 feet of sea water.

https://www.engineersedge.com/fluid_flow/hydrostatic-pressure.htm

With another source, I get 9800 psi.

Possible FFE, Fat Finger Error.

An interesting note on pre-atomic steel illegally scavenged from sunken wrecks in the area:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-background_steel

« Last Edit: June 25, 2022, 01:30:04 PM by 230RN »

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Re: USS Johnston no longer the world's deepest shipwreck
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2022, 09:14:48 PM »

They both went out like warships are supposed to go out. The Sammy B. operating in so close to the Japanese battle line that they could not depress their main batteries far enough to hit her.
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