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Paul Allen finds lost WWII ship USS Indianapolis
MSN ^ | Leigh Hedger

Posted on 08/20/2017 9:42:16 AM PDT by EagleUSA

"We've located the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea at 5500m below the sea."

That tweet from entrepreneur and billionaire Paul Allen around 12:20 p.m. Saturday confirmed what many have been searching for since the ship was sunk on July 30, 1945.

Allen, who is leading a 13-person team on his 250-foot research ship, the R/V Petrel, said the wreckage was found at a depth of more than 18,000 feet.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...


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KEYWORDS: history; navy; usnavy; ussindianapolis; ww2; wwii
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A great ole girl is located. A fantastic piece of history. Something positive for a change.
1 posted on 08/20/2017 9:42:16 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

Wow! Amazing news!


2 posted on 08/20/2017 9:48:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: EagleUSA
That is amazing!
3 posted on 08/20/2017 9:52:27 AM PDT by Chgogal (Sessions recused himself for shaking an Ambassador's hand. Shameful!)
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Paul Allen? Didn't he die? What's he doing looking for ships? I would imagine that isn't exactly his bag.

"Wooo hoooo! We found the ship! Wooo hoo!"


4 posted on 08/20/2017 10:03:58 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Trump: Greatest POTUS of all time solely for preventing Satan taking office.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

They delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb.


5 posted on 08/20/2017 10:11:26 AM PDT by MGG
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To: EagleUSA
The sharks found it first.

Love, Quint

Farewell and adieu to you, Spanish ladies,
Farewell and adieu to you, ladies of Spain;

6 posted on 08/20/2017 10:21:08 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (#DeplorableMe #BitterClinger #HillNO! #cishet #MyPresident #MAGA #Winning #covfefe)
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To: EagleUSA

A survivor, seen on the documentary The War, gave his account of that fateful night and the days that followed. Four days of Hell.


7 posted on 08/20/2017 10:21:41 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: EagleUSA

Patrick Bateman: Do you like Huey Lewis and The News?
Paul Allen: They’re OK.


8 posted on 08/20/2017 10:32:32 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: EagleUSA

The skipper thought the was was over and wasn’t zig-zagging When interrogated after the war, the commander of the Japanese sub said it didn’t matter, the Indianapolis was so close he couldn’t have missed zig-zag, or not.


9 posted on 08/20/2017 10:48:26 AM PDT by fso301
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To: EagleUSA

god bless those sailors who perished with her - 1,400 I think


10 posted on 08/20/2017 10:49:08 AM PDT by vooch (America First Drain the Swamp)
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To: EagleUSA
"Well...at least we delivered the Bomb."


11 posted on 08/20/2017 10:52:47 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." - Will Rogers)
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To: fso301

Sadly, Captain McVeigh, the skipper of the Indianapolis eventually committed suicide.


12 posted on 08/20/2017 10:53:49 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: MGG

QUINT'S USS INDIANAPOLIS SPEECH


13 posted on 08/20/2017 11:00:13 AM PDT by Bratch ("The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke)
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To: NonValueAdded

Very out of line, cmon


14 posted on 08/20/2017 11:07:16 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Search "Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy tweets" and pass those links on to all you know)
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They floated in the water. Sharks would pick them off. A guy next to you would be there on second and then gone. The book was a tough read.


15 posted on 08/20/2017 11:20:07 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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They floated in the water. Sharks would pick them off. A guy next to you would be there on second and then gone. The book was a tough read.


16 posted on 08/20/2017 11:20:08 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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....”The book was a tough read”....

Yes it was. Horrible how the sharks picked them off and the guys knew it all too well....


17 posted on 08/20/2017 11:22:30 AM PDT by caww
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To: EagleUSA

18000 feet. Compared to the Edmund Fitzgerald in about 530 feet at the bottom Lake Superior, the Titanic at about 12500 in the North Atlantic, and the Bismarck at 15719 feet also in the North Atlantic.


18 posted on 08/20/2017 11:31:21 AM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("If I had to go to war again, I'd bring lacrosse players" Conn Smythe)
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To: EagleUSA
Images.


19 posted on 08/20/2017 12:07:45 PM PDT by 4Zoltan
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To: EagleUSA

Is it true they couldn’t send a distress signal?


20 posted on 08/20/2017 12:14:58 PM PDT by Crucial
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