Wreck of USS Indianapolis Found

19 Aug 2017

On 18 Aug 2017, Research Vessel Petrel identified the final resting place of USS Indianapolis on the floor of the Philippine Sea. The heavy cruiser was sunk by a Japanese torpedo during in the final chapters of WW2. The expedition was led by billionaire Paul Allen, who had funded several successful expeditions in search of sunken ships.

For more information:
WW2DB: USS Indianapolis
USNI: Billionaire Paul Allen Finds Lost World War II Cruiser USS Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea



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1. Margaret Alston says:
28 Sep 2017 09:18:29 AM

Is there a new slettcer and friends of the society
2. Craig Weis says:
9 Oct 2017 04:35:58 PM

" The heavy cruiser was sunk by a Japanese torpedo ." Wrong~! The USS Indianapolis was sunk with six torpedos ... not 'a' torpedo. And she went down in seven minutes.
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
9 Oct 2017 08:27:37 PM

Actually, the I-58 did fire six torpedoes but only two struck the ship. Communications aboard ship were immediately severed so word could not be passed to the engine room to reduce speed. The result was the gaping holes near the bow scooped up massive amounts of water that, indeed, caused the ship to capsize and sink in a very few minutes.
4. Michael Annis says:
10 Nov 2017 08:18:08 PM

My cousin CMO James B. Annis Jr. was lost on the Indy

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