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USS Indianapolis wreck discovered


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Lost USS Indianapolis found Saturday in the Philippine Sea

The USS Indianapolis, sadly best known from Jaws, delivered the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima.

Afterwards, it was torpedoed and sank, but due to the hush-hush nature of the voyage, it wasn't reported missing for weeks.

A Japanese submarine sunk the cruiser on July 30, 1945. The ship just completed a mission to the island of Tinian; they delivered components of the atomic bomb, “Little Boy” that helped end the war.

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 317 survived.