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    • USS Indianapolis Ben Strait Chelcee Kyle
    • When the Indianapolis was sunk
      • At 12:14 a.m. on July 30, 1945 the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea
      • It completely sank in 12 minutes
    • The USS running trials
    • The Crew on Board
      • From the 1,196 men on board the USS Indianapolis around 300 went down with the ship
      • Survivors were left in shark infested waters900 men survived the torpedo attack
      • By the time they were discovered, only 300 survived
    • USS Indianapolis crew
    • How the Indianapolis was attacked
      • Between Guam and the Leyte gulf the Indianapolis was hit by two torpedoes out of the six that were fired
      • A submarine called the I-58 fired them.
      • The first torpedo destroyed the bow, the second was around a fuel tank and a powder magazine near mid-ship.
    • The Pacific Ocean is where the USS Indianapolis was sunk
    • Captain Charles McVay
      • Ordered his ship to stop zigzagging and head straight for the island of Leyte
      • The zigzagging technique makes ships less vulnerable to the attack
      • Thought that the ship was alone in the dark waters of the west Pacific
      • Lived through both the attack and the 5 five afterwards waiting for rescue
    • USS Indianapolis Memorial
    • Reaction of the US
      • The public announcement about the loss of the Indianapolis was delayed 2 week.
      • President Truman hoping that it would be overshadowed by the news of the Japanese surrender.
      • The Navy however began searching for who was responsible.
    • Bibliography
      • The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis, 1945.&quot; EyeWitness to History - History through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It. Web. 24 Mar. 2010. <http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/indianapolis.htm>.
      • &quot;The Tragedy of the USS Indianapolis?&quot; Essortment Articles: Free Online Articles on Health, Science, Education & More.. Web. 24 Mar. 2010. <http://www.essortment.com/all/indianapoliswha_rhql.htm>.
      • &quot;U.S.S. Indianapolis Memorial on AroundIndy.com.&quot; Things to Do in Indianapolis on AroundIndy.com&quot; Web. 24 Mar. 2010. <http://www.aroundindy.com/ussindianapolis.php>.
      • USS Indianapolis Museum. Web. 24 Mar. 2010. <http://www.ussindianapolis.us/>.
      •   &quot;USS Indianapolis: Oral History of CAPT Charles McVay.&quot; Naval History and Heritage Command. Web. 24 Mar. 2010. <http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq30-7.htm>.