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1bad65
8/20/2017 12:40pm,
Roughly seven decades ago, the USS Indianapolis was struck by Japanese torpedos and sank within minutes into an ocean full of sharks. About 300 people survived, but the ship was lost.

And now it's been found.

Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft, announced Saturday that he and a crew of researchers had finally located wreckage from the USS Indianapolis, which went down on July 30, 1945.

"To be able to honor the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their families through the discovery of a ship that played such a significant role during World War II is truly humbling," Allen said in a news release posted to his website. "As Americans, we all owe a debt of gratitude to the crew for their courage, persistence and sacrifice in the face of horrendous circumstances. While our search for the rest of the wreckage will continue, I hope everyone connected to this historic ship will feel some measure of closure at this discovery so long in coming."

The significant role Allen mentioned is well-known: The USS Indianapolis delivered parts of the atomic bomb the U.S. would later drop on Hiroshima, Japan, according to the History Channel. The boat and the nearly 1,200 men on board had dropped off the components for Little Boy and were on their way to Leyte Gulf when a Japanese submarine fired its torpedoes.

About 900 men jumped into the water as the ship went under, but they weren't safe--they were injured, dehydrated and fending off sharks, according to National Geographic. They weren't discovered for days.

"All of a sudden you hear a blood-curdling scream, and you look and you see that that kapok [life] jacket goes under, and then like a fish cork that kapok life jacket brings a body back to the surface," survivor Edgar Harrell told the Florida Today in 2014. "And then you see fins, fins, fins coming around all that blood."

Allen, now a philanthropist, assembled an expedition team to look for debris using a vessel he bought in 2016. Last year, they got a break in the case when a historian used old naval log entries to determine where the USS Indianapolis was before it was torpedoed, according to USNI News.

On Friday, the team found the wreckage in the Philippine Sea—about 18,000 feet under the surface.

As the Indianapolis Star noted, this wasn't the first time Allen's private searches have turned up historic wreckage. His dad served in World War II, and he's been interested in the conflict for a while. Two years ago, he found a Japanese battleship named the Musashi. He also discovered an Italian ship called the Artigliere.

Going forward, Allen and his team intend to continue investigating the USS Indianapolis wreckage, keeping its exact location from everyone but the Navy.


Contains pics, and links to other articles on this story:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/shipwreck-uss-indianapolis-helped-create-205940380.html

ermghoti
8/20/2017 3:32pm,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9S41Kplsbs

Pship Destroyer
8/20/2017 7:07pm,
I've fixed your low content, plagiarized **** post for you.

Listen, if you're going to copy and paste entire articles in and not make it clear what you wrote and what someone else wrote, err on the side of properly quoting/citing the material.





Julia Glum: "Roughly seven decades ago, the USS Indianapolis was struck by Japanese torpedos and sank within minutes into an ocean full of sharks. About 300 people survived, but the ship was lost.

And now it's been found.

Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft, announced Saturday that he and a crew of researchers had finally located wreckage from the USS Indianapolis, which went down on July 30, 1945.

"To be able to honor the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their families through the discovery of a ship that played such a significant role during World War II is truly humbling," Allen said in a news release posted to his website. "As Americans, we all owe a debt of gratitude to the crew for their courage, persistence and sacrifice in the face of horrendous circumstances. While our search for the rest of the wreckage will continue, I hope everyone connected to this historic ship will feel some measure of closure at this discovery so long in coming."

The significant role Allen mentioned is well-known: The USS Indianapolis delivered parts of the atomic bomb the U.S. would later drop on Hiroshima, Japan, according to the History Channel. The boat and the nearly 1,200 men on board had dropped off the components for Little Boy and were on their way to Leyte Gulf when a Japanese submarine fired its torpedoes.

About 900 men jumped into the water as the ship went under, but they weren't safe--they were injured, dehydrated and fending off sharks, according to National Geographic. They weren't discovered for days.

"All of a sudden you hear a blood-curdling scream, and you look and you see that that kapok [life] jacket goes under, and then like a fish cork that kapok life jacket brings a body back to the surface," survivor Edgar Harrell told the Florida Today in 2014. "And then you see fins, fins, fins coming around all that blood."

Allen, now a philanthropist, assembled an expedition team to look for debris using a vessel he bought in 2016. Last year, they got a break in the case when a historian used old naval log entries to determine where the USS Indianapolis was before it was torpedoed, according to USNI News.

On Friday, the team found the wreckage in the Philippine Sea—about 18,000 feet under the surface.

As the Indianapolis Star noted, this wasn't the first time Allen's private searches have turned up historic wreckage. His dad served in World War II, and he's been interested in the conflict for a while. Two years ago, he found a Japanese battleship named the Musashi. He also discovered an Italian ship called the Artigliere.

Going forward, Allen and his team intend to continue investigating the USS Indianapolis wreckage, keeping its exact location from everyone but the Navy."





Contains pics, and links to other articles on this story:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/shipwreck-uss-indianapolis-helped-create-205940380.html

Not to mention every word of your post but these.

Pship Destroyer
8/20/2017 7:16pm,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9S41Kplsbs

Quinn's story is a bit overboard according to most survivor accounts.

The sharks mostly fed on dead sailors, and there were plenty.

Believe it or not, just drinking the salt water was a lot more lethal than any sharks.

Many of the men who survived the actual sinking died just by drinking ocean water, which is poisonous and madness-inducing.

Christmas Spirit
8/20/2017 8:29pm,
I've fixed your low content, plagiarized **** post for you.

Listen, if you're going to copy and paste entire articles in and not make it clear what you wrote and what someone else wrote, err on the side of properly quoting/citing the material.





Not to mention every word of your post but these.

Yeah ... so now we know he is deceptive when he manages to give factual information, a blatant liar, and now a thief of other people's works.
Thank god we know he isn't a racist, cause you know, he said. So we all should take everything on faith based on his stellar record of good will and honesty.

Pship Destroyer
8/21/2017 12:25am,
What the hell is the purpose of a USS Indianapolis thread on Bullshido.net.

Fine.

The skipper blew his brains out, because of trolls.


Suicide

On 6 November 1968, McVay committed suicide by shooting himself with his service pistol at his home in Litchfield, Connecticut, holding in his hand a toy sailor he had received as a boy for a good luck charm.[11] He was found in his front yard by his gardener.[12] Though a note was not left, McVay was known by those close to him to have suffered from loneliness, particularly after losing his wife to cancer.[13] McVay also struggled throughout his life from vicious letters and phone calls he periodically received from grief-stricken relatives of dead crewmen who served aboard the Indianapolis.[13]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_B._McVay_III

Christmas Spirit
8/21/2017 2:14am,
What the hell is the purpose of a USS Indianapolis thread on Bullshido.net.

Fine.

The skipper blew his brains out, because of trolls.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_B._McVay_III

He is attempting to farm good will with unrelated topics to the ones he has been proven to be full of **** on. Unfortunately for him most of our readers are not simpletons with an attention span of 20 posts and 3 threads.

His bullshit will be just called out over and over again until his racist and Russian loving manpussy is so beaten up he will have nowhere else to run except off the site and back to Breitbart and other Alt-Right sites like Stormfront which desperately cling to the illusion of being Americans who are being oppressed by "unfair" calls for the principles which make our country great.

Christmas Spirit
8/21/2017 2:50am,
I normally don't say this...like at all... but please feel free to either ignore or down vote the OP for obvious plagiarism, while I figure out if this is a breach of posting standards and TOS.

Shawarma
8/21/2017 5:41am,
Jesus Christ guys, scale back your asshurt about 1bad a bit. It's just a thread about finding a sunken ship for chrissakes.

Pship Destroyer
8/22/2017 12:40am,
Since when is it "asshurt" to require proper citation of sources on Bullshido.net?

If you want the site to turn into Facebook and all its garbage, be my guest but some of us here prefer certain standards.

Standard #1 on Bullshido is to quote your evidence properly. I could forgive a **** post, but not this one and not him and not now.

Emotion is for Polo shirt-wearing Nazi snowflakes.

That is all.

1bad65
8/22/2017 8:51am,
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BKR
8/22/2017 11:06am,
Since when is it "asshurt" to require proper citation of sources on Bullshido.net?

If you want the site to turn into Facebook and all its garbage, be my guest but some of us here prefer certain standards.

Standard #1 on Bullshido is to quote your evidence properly. I could forgive a **** post, but not this one and not him and not now.

Emotion is for Polo shirt-wearing Nazi snowflakes.

That is all.

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