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U S S Indianapolis

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

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