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2007, 20 Aug 17

USS Indianapolis Found


Naval researchers announced Saturday that they have found the wreckage of the lost World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, 72 years after the vessel sank in minutes after it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine.

The ship was found almost 3 1/2 miles below the surface of the Philippine Sea, said a tweet from Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, who led a team of civilian researchers that made the discovery.

Historians and architects from the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, District of Columbia, had joined forces with Allen last year to revisit the tragedy.

The ship sank in 15 minutes on July 30, 1945, in the war’s final days, and it took the Navy four days to realize that the vessel was missing.


2007, 20 August 2017

1 Comment

  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Will Japan apologize?

    Seems like we have to apologize for dropping the bomb every time a liberal sets foot in Japan! We dropped the bomb because we were at war and wanted to stop things like this from happening to our military forces!

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