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January 25th, 2018, 08:04 AM
Milwaukee Deep, in the Puerto Rico Trench, is the deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean (27,493 feet, 8,380 miles).

Challenger Deep, in the Mariana Trench, is the deepest point in the Pacific Ocean and the deepest point on earth, with a depth of 10,898 to 10,916 miles (35,755 to 35,814 ft).

Both low points are named for the ships that discovered them while doing depth "soundings."

The Omaha-class cruiser USS Milwaukee (third of five U.S. Navy ships with that name) found its depth in the Atlantic on Feb. 14, 1939.

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The British ship HMS Challenger found its depth in the Pacific in 1873.

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