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    • USS Indianapolis A Presentation by, Michael Shaer & Jon Paul
    • Objectives
      • We are presenting a PowerPoint on the USS Indianapolis because it played a large role in the turn out of WWII and we wish to inform you about it.
    • Construction
      • November 15, 1932
        • Commissioned in Philadelphia Navy yard
        • 9,800 tons and 610 feet long
    • Last Journey
      • July 16, 1945
        • Began voyage from San Francisco to Tinian
        • 5,000 mile trip to island near Japan
    • Cargo
      • Carried components for two atomic bombs
        • Uranium - 235
    • The Voyage Continues
      • July 26, 1945
        • Continues its trip by heading to Guam
    • Expedition
      • July 28, 1945
        • Leaves Guam and heads for the Philippines
        • 1,500 miles from Guam
    • Journey
      • July 29, 1945
        • Captain ceased use of “zigzagging”
        • Zigzagging - Used to evade any exposure to the enemy
    • Sunk
      • July 30, 1945
        • Japanese torpedoes hit the cruiser
        • Sunk in 12 minutes with 300 men still in the ship
        • 900 men were dumped into the Pacific
    • MIA
      • July 30, 1945
        • No distress signal was sent because the mission was top secret
        • No action was taken, once they heard about the sunken ship
    • Sailors
      • July 31, 1945
        • The sailors were spread over miles of ocean
        • They had no fresh water
        • Many were dying from different causes (shark attacks/drowning)
    • Arrival?
      • July 31, 1945
        • USS Indianapolis was supposed to arrive at 11 a.m.
        • When the ship did not arrive, people began to urge for a search
    • Search Party
      • August 1, 1945
        • Allie planes were flying over the route of the USS Indianapolis
        • They did not know to be looking for the stranded sailors
        • No report of a missing ship had been made
    • Missing Boat
      • August 2, 1945
        • Pilot spots an oil slick and sees men in the water
        • He helped the men, not knowing the Indianapolis sunk
    • Rescue
      • August 3, 1945
        • The remaining survivors are rescued
    • Little Boy
      • August 6, 1945
        • The atomic bomb delivered to Tinian was successfully deployed on Hiroshima