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USS Indianapolis Found

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The USS Indianapolis is found after 72 years on the sea bed: Wreck of ship that was sunk by a Japanese submarine with the loss of 879 lives discovered by Microsoft billionaire
  • Paul Allen said Friday that his research vessel located wreckage from the USS Indianapolis
  • The USS Indianapolis was destroyed by a Japanese submarine in July 1945
  • Of the 1,197 men aboard the Indianapolis, only 317 survived
  • Ship had just completed a secret mission delivering components of two nuclear weapons which would be later used on Japan
  • The USS Indianapolis was a 9,800-ton Portland Class heavy cruiser
  • The sinking USS Indianapolis remains to be the most tragic maritime disaster in US naval history


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4805748/Paul-Allen-announces-discovery-sunken-WWII-ship.html#ixzz4qEmgR4PU
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The USS Indianapolis is found after 72 years on the sea bed: Wreck of ship that was sunk by a Japanese submarine with the loss of 879 lives discovered by Microsoft billionaire
  • Paul Allen said Friday that his research vessel located wreckage from the USS Indianapolis
  • The USS Indianapolis was destroyed by a Japanese submarine in July 1945
  • Of the 1,197 men aboard the Indianapolis, only 317 survived
  • Ship had just completed a secret mission delivering components of two nuclear weapons which would be later used on Japan
  • The USS Indianapolis was a 9,800-ton Portland Class heavy cruiser
  • The sinking USS Indianapolis remains to be the most tragic maritime disaster in US naval history


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4805748/Paul-Allen-announces-discovery-sunken-WWII-ship.html#ixzz4qEmgR4PU
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I've always been fascinated with the story of The Indy. May she and her brave seamen forever rest in peace!
 

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Read a first hand account of one of the servicemen. Sounded like about the most misery a group of men ever went through.

That Jaws scene is one of the, if not THE best scenes ever produced.
 

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The secrets of the USS Indianapolis revealed: Incredible footage shows how the warship was hit by two Japanese torpedoes and its guns are still locked and loaded after it was discovered on the seabed after 72 years by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen
  • Deep sea explorers used a drone which was sent to the ocean floor in order to beam back stunning images of the USS Indianapolis
  • Last month, researchers found the wreckage of the Indianapolis, which was sunk by a Japanese torpedo in the final days of World War Two
  • The Indianapolis lies over three miles below the surface of the sea somewhere between Guam and the Philippines
  • Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, sent an expedition toward the bottom of the sea to map out what remains of the Indianapolis


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4882728/Paul-Allen-reconstructs-doomed-battleship-sank.html#ixzz4se5rGd9h
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