USS Samuel B. Roberts



DescriptionOn 25 October 1944, in the Battle off Samar, the US destroyer escort was sunk by naval gunfire. The 120 survivors of the crew clung to three life rafts for 50 hours before being rescued but 90 of her crew were killed.
Year1944
Nationaliy of ShipUnited States
Lives Lost90
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Samuel_B._Roberts_(DE-413)