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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
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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.
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