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namvet
08-19-2017, 08:10 PM
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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

https://www.ussindianapolis.com/news

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never thought I'd live to see it.

Half-Track
08-19-2017, 11:15 PM
Very happy to hear of this. Thanks for the photos and links. Good book by Doug Stanton "In Harm's Way," about the sinking of the ship and what it's survivors endured before they were rescued.

Rising Sun*
08-20-2017, 08:53 AM
Given that the Indianapolis had just completed a high speed unescorted mission to Tinian to deliver crucial parts for the Little Boy atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, the course of the war might have been altered if she had been sunk before reaching Tinian.

Although the sinking of the Indianapolis didn't involve any battle, the ship and its crew made a major contribution to the ending of the war by delivering the atomic bomb parts which was a critical contribution to and, in a less obvious and less dramatic way, not all that different as a turning point in the war as many other individual ships made as participants in the battles of the Coral Sea and Midway.

Probably not likely to commend itself to many people nowadays as contributing to the defeat of Japan by helping drop atomic bombs, but at the time the ship and its crew made a crucial contribution to Japan's defeat. The crew and their ship deserve to be remembered that way in proper historical context, rather than as just some random sinking very near to the end of the war, which war they helped significantly to end sooner than it might otherwise have ended and with fewer deaths and casualties on both sides but for the atomic bombs encouraging the Emperor to save his imperial lineage.

namvet
08-20-2017, 10:05 AM
I was wondering how this expedition found it. I had forgot another ship was in the same area that night and inked the posit


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgV5z7kAuBY

namvet
09-14-2017, 07:06 PM
PBS aired a special on this last night. 57 mins long


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTki2sOnqJo

Chevan
09-15-2017, 08:45 AM
Although the sinking of the Indianapolis didn't involve any battle, the ship and its crew made a major contribution to the ending of the war by delivering the atomic bomb parts which was a critical contribution to and, in a less obvious and less dramatic way...
They just do their military duty!!! As well as they can.
And i can't honestly imagine the more terrible dramatic end of war like atomic genocide of 150 000+ of civils in both cities.
Not to mention - there is no profs that bleeding Japane could continie the war further then the september mounth , even without a-bombin, having USSR joined in war against them and prepering landing to Hokaido!

namvet
09-15-2017, 09:21 AM
BTY a Japanese expedition claims to have found the wreck of the I-58 which was scuttled at war's end

A submarine found off the Goto island chain in Nagasaki Prefecture has been identified as the I-58 submarine of the Imperial Japanese Navy, a private research team said Thursday.

The Society La Plongee for Deep Sea Technology based in Kitakyushu has conducted a survey of sunken Japanese submarines that were disposed of by the GHQ in 1946.

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http://www.the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003927067

Harken
09-20-2017, 05:35 AM
Very happy to hear of this. Thanks for the photos and links. Good book by Doug Stanton "In Harm's Way," Utkarsh Classes Jodhpur apk (http://appnaz.com/android/utkarsh-classes-jodhpur-utkarsh.utkarsh.utkarsh) about the sinking of the ship and what it's survivors endured before they were rescued.
"In Harm's Way"? the name of book sounds quite mystery. Is it attractive?

tankgeezer
09-21-2017, 09:01 AM
You would probably enjoy it if the Indianapolis is of interest to you.