USS Indianapolis (CA 35) wreck found




 
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August 19th, 2017  
namvet
 
 

Topic: USS Indianapolis (CA 35) wreck found


never thought I'd live to see it. 18,000 ft down in the Philippine sea



WASHINGTON (NNS) -- A team of civilian researchers led by entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul G. Allen has announced they have found the wreck of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35), which was lost July 30, 1945.

This is a significant discovery considering the depth of the water in which the ship was lost - more than 18,000 feet. Around 800 of the ship's 1,196 Sailors and Marines survived the sinking, but after four to five days in the water - suffering exposure, dehydration, drowning, and shark attacks - only 316 survived.

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=102031

finally closure for the families survivors react

https://www.ussindianapolis.com/news
August 20th, 2017  
MontyB
 
 
It amazes me how many ships and submarines are still missing out there.
 


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