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USS Indianapolis (CA 35) wreck found

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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
 

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It must have recorded a hell of a blip on the side scan radar. There is no mystery about the sinking. They called the Japanese submarine skipper to testify at McVay's court martial. Maybe there is some sort of "closure" for the historians but no bodies will be recovered and there can never be closure for the families if they even remember anymore.
 

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