War Ship Sunk During World War 2 Found After 72 Years

Posted on August 21, 2017

Of the 1,196 men on board, just 316 were rescued – the largest loss of life at sea in the history of the US Navy. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who led the civilian search team, said the discovery was “truly humbling”. The USS Indianapolis was destroyed on 30 July 1945 when, somewhere in the Philippine sea between Guam and Leyte, it was hit by a torpedo from a Japanese submarine.

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