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U S S Indianapolis

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  • 1. USS Indianapolis A Presentation by, Michael Shaer & Jon Paul
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Construction
    • November 15, 1932
      • Commissioned in Philadelphia Navy yard
      • 9,800 tons and 610 feet long
  • 4. Last Journey
    • July 16, 1945
      • Began voyage from San Francisco to Tinian
      • 5,000 mile trip to island near Japan
  • 5. Cargo
    • Carried components for two atomic bombs
      • Uranium - 235
  • 6. The Voyage Continues
    • July 26, 1945
      • Continues its trip by heading to Guam
  • 7. Expedition
    • July 28, 1945
      • Leaves Guam and heads for the Philippines
      • 1,500 miles from Guam
  • 8. Journey
    • July 29, 1945
      • Captain ceased use of “zigzagging”
      • Zigzagging - Used to evade any exposure to the enemy
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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)
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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
  • 15. Rescue
    • August 3, 1945
      • The remaining survivors are rescued
  • 16. Little Boy
    • August 6, 1945
      • The atomic bomb delivered to Tinian was successfully deployed on Hiroshima