Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413) Found!

Deep-sea explorers, led by Victor Vescovo (@VictorVescovo on Twitter), announced on June 24 that they have  found the wreckage of the Sammy B, nearly 7000 meters below the surface of the sea, and currently the deepest shipwreck ever found.

Quoted in The Washington Post, Rear Adm. Sam Cox, head of the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, said, “This site is a hallowed war grave.” 

We now know conclusively where many of our shipmates rest in peace. May the crew’s bravery and perseverance, facing insurmountable odds, always be remembered.

Image source: Victor Vescovo on Twitter.


4 thoughts on “Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413) Found!

  1. Stephanie L McCarl

    This was an amazing discovery! My grandfather, Harold McCarl, survived the sinking of this glorious ship. He passed in 2009, but my grandmother was able to read about the find.

    1. Jim Staubach, son of CEM Charles Staubach

      Thanks for the post. Glad your Grandmother was able to read about it.

  2. Susan Weaver

    So excited and sad about discovering the SAMMY B.. Knowing that some of my father’s possession might be down there … His name was Patrick J Moriarity F1C.. He survived Thank God

  3. Col (R) James C. Staubach

    Truly a marvelous find. Our country owes Victor Vescovo and his great undersea technicians a debt of gratitude for helping preserve the heroic legacy of the Sammy B. and all the ships of Taffy3.


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