Uss indianapolis wreck

26 Jun 1945 - USS Indianapolis reached the island of Tinian in the South Pacific. Their mission was to unload the world’s first atomic bomb, “Little Boy,” dropped 10 days later on the city of Hiroshima. Having completed their mission the Indianapolis headed to a rendezvous with the USS Idaho. Then at 12:15 a.m. on July 30 they were struck by two torpedoes, the second which hit fuel tanks and the ammunition magazine. The ship sunk in 12 minutes.

It& been 72 years since the USS Indianapolis went missing after a Japanese submarine torpedoed it in the final days of World War II.

USS Indianapolis (CA-35) is shown off the Mare Island Navy Yard, in Northern California, July 10, 1945, after her final overhaul and repair of combat damage and just 20 days before she was sunk. (U.S. Navy photo)

USS Indianapolis is shown off the Mare Island Navy Yard, in Northern California, July after her final overhaul and repair of combat damage and just 20 days before she was sunk.

Researchers Announce Wreckage from USS Indianapolis Located 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

Image copyright AFP Image caption The USS Indianapolis – pictured here in Pearl Harbor, 1937 The World War Two heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis has been found in the Pacific.

USS Indianapolis (CA-35).  Laid down: 31 March 1930. Launched: 7 November 1931. Commissioned: 15 November 1932. Fate: Torpedoed and sunk on 30 July 1945 by Japanese submarine I-58. About 900 of the 1,196 crewmen aboard initially survived; by the time they were rescued, only 321 remained, four of whom soon died. Class & type: Portland class heavy cruiser. Displacement: 9,800 tons.

USS Indianapolis Laid down: 31 March Launched: 7 November

Civilian Team Finds Wreck of USS Indianopolis Lost in 1945 With 880 Crew

Civilian Team Finds Wreck of USS Indianapolis, Lost in 1945 With 880 Crew

mage from the Paul Allen-led expedition that found the wreck of USS Indianapolis. The condition of USS Indianapolis (CA-35), the World War II-era cruiser preserved for 72 years at the bottom of the sea, has so far proved to be most surprising to researchers studying the wreckage site discovered earlier this week.

After 72 years the USS Indianapolis has finally been discovered! The worst loss of life in the history of the U. Navy, the story of the Indianapolis and the lost wreckage is riveting.

Long lost USS Indianapolis wreckage discovered by Paul Allen crew

Long lost USS Indianapolis wreckage discovered by Paul Allen crew

FOX NEWS: Long lost USS Indianapolis wreckage discovered by Paul Allen crew Wreckage from the USS Indianapolis which sunk after being torpedoed by the Japanese during World War II was found by the expedition crew of billionaire Paul Allen.

Civilian Team Finds Wreck of USS Indianapolis, Lost in 1945 With 880 Crew

Civilian Team Finds Wreck of USS Indianapolis, Lost in 1945 With 880 Crew

In this July photo provided by U. Navy media content operations, USS Indianapolis (CA is shown off the Mare Island Navy Yard, in Northern California, after her final overhaul and repair of combat damage.

USS Indianapolis torpedoed by Japanese Sub after delivering the Atomic Bomb to the island of Tinnin in the Pacific in 1945.

30 July 1945 – 70 years ago today, Japanese warships sink the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 Seamen in the worst loss in the history of the U.

Image from the Paul Allen-led expedition that found the wreck of USS Indianapolis.

USS Indianapolis Live: ‘USS Indianapolis Live’ will explore wreckage of famous US World War II ship, via streaming and PBS Related

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