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USS Indianapolis has been found.

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  1. Phantom of the Ruhr

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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Quint would be pleased.
     
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    I read the book "In Harms's Way" by Doug Stanton, couldn't put it down. In case you have never read it, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. The sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors. One of the best sea stories I have ever read.
     
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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.

    Researchers Announce Wreckage from USS Indianapolis Located

    finally closure for a lot of families

    survivors react indy

    only pic I have so far

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    sorry got this in the wrong post
     
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    Amazing find. I never thought it would be discovered.
     
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  9. Phantom of the Ruhr

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    Same here. It surprised the hell out me this afternoon when I was browsing Reddit. I actually shouted "YES!" when I saw the photos. That shot of the spare parts box and the hull number was both mesmerizing yet haunting.

    I expect that a video "tour" of the wreck will be coming soon (like Musashi), so I'm really looking forward to seeing what the rest of Indy looks like.
     
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    Wish I still could. :(
     
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    Great news...at least there won't be any grave robbers...
     
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    Threads merged.
     
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    Don't be so sure... I wouldn't be surprised if a couple of props disappear tonight. And... oooh... that pristine anchor!!!
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Did the captain of the Indianapolis ever get exonerated? I've read in the past that there were several attempts by his family, former crew members and such who tried to do so.
     
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    Yes, back in 2000-2001.
     
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    Good for him, and all who were pushing the exoneration efforts.
     
  18. Phantom of the Ruhr

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    If you want to read more into it, try finding a copy of Left for Dead by Pete Nelson. Granted, its intended for teens and young adults, but its quite readable and does a good job of outlying the efforts of Indy's crew and Hunter Scott to clear Captain McVay's name.
     
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