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Civilian Research Team Finds Lost WWII USS Indianapolis

  • A 13-person civilian researcher team led by Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen has reportedly found a ship’s wreckage in Philippine Sea at 5500m (around 18,000 feet) below the sea which is believed to be that of USS Indianapolis (CA-35), which sank on July 30, 1945. USS Indianapolis took just 12 minutes to sink after being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship was reportedly sailing back to its Philippines base after delivering components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb "Little Boy”. Only 316 out of the total 1,196 sailors and Marines on board survived. 22 of the surviving crew are still alive.

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