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Uss Indianapolis Power Point


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Uss Indianapolis Power Point

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