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LCDR Stephenson and the wreck of USS Johnston (DD 557)

Episode Summary

Stephen Phillips interviews LCDR Parks Stephenson, USN-Ret, USNA '79, to discuss the deep-sea survey of the wreck of USS Johnston (DD 557) of TAFFY 3 fame. Stephenson is now the second deepest diving Naval Academy graduate after Don Walsh, '54. Included in the episode is a description of the Battle off Samar, CDR Ernest Evans posthumously awarded Medal of Honor, and other deep-sea adventures such as diving on Titanic.

Episode Notes

Sea of Thunder by Evan Thomas

Spirit of the Sammy B by Robert Copeland

The Making of the Deep Submergence Vehicle Limiting Factorhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb5j9oeZCm0&t=46s

Caladan Oceanic Samar Battlefield Expedition: https://caladanoceanic.com/expeditions/samar/

Caladan Oceanic Press Release: https://caladanoceanic.com/expeditions/samar/pressrelease/

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