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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