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08-20-2017, 05:18 PM
Really interesting. I bet there are family members who will be glad.


After 72 Years, Wreckage Of Stunning U.S. Navy Loss Found 18,000 Feet DownANDREW MALCOLMPosted at 12:31 pm on August 20, 2017

One of the more intriguing and lesser-known stories of World War II is the USS Indianapolis, a heavy cruiser that played a crucial role in ending the war against Japan but did not survive to see it.

This weekend, 26,319 days after the fatally-wounded ship capsized and quickly sank creating one of the worst single-ship loss of life in U.S. Navy history, an expedition led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen found the wreckage. It was far deeper even than the Titanic, nearly 3.5 miles beneath the surface of the Philippine Sea northeast of the Philippines.