USS Indianapolis is found after 72 years on the sea bed: Wreck of ship that delivered A-bomb components used in Hiroshima before being sunk by the Japanese - with loss of 879 lives - is discovered by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen

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Post by HoratioTarr on Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:09 am

Billionaire tech mogul Paul G. Allen announced Friday that a research vessel belonging to his organization has located wreckage from the USS Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea.
The sinking of the Indianapolis by a Japanese submarine in 1945 remains the single biggest loss of life in US Naval history, and the discovery of the wreckage promises to shed new light on the war-time disaster.
'To be able to honor the brave men of the USS and their families through the discovery of a ship that played such a significant role during World War II is truly humbling,' Allen said in a statement published to his website.
'As Americans, we all owe a debt of gratitude to the crew for their courage, persistence and sacrifice in the face of horrendous circumstances.'
'While our search for the rest of the wreckage will continue, I hope everyone connected to this historic ship will feel some measure of closure at this discovery so long in coming,' the statement added.

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Post by magica on Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:16 am

This is the one where the ship was torpedoed and many men went into the sea only to be eaten by sharks.

They were on a secret mission so no one knew they had been sunk.
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Post by HoratioTarr on Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:19 am

magica wrote:This is the one where the ship was torpedoed and many men went into the sea only to be eaten by sharks.

They were on a secret mission so no one knew they had been sunk.

That's right.  Must have been horrific.   They made a movie about it, with Nicholas Cage, but it wasn't very good.   Who can ever forget that monologue in Jaws by the late, great Robert Shaw.

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