Clarence donnor who was mistakenly believed to have been aboard uss indianapolis when it was sunk by a japanese submarine in july 1945 us navy photo hide caption. Just days after delivering the components for the atomic bomb, the uss indianapolis was sunk by torpedoes from a japanese submarine. The uss indianapolis wreckage was found by a team led by microsoft co-founder paul allen the sinking is one of the most tragic us naval maritime disasters.
The sea has given up another its mysteries, as billionaire and microsoft co-founder paul g allen's research vessel (r/v) petrel recently discovered the resting place of the uss indianapolis. On august 18, a team of researchers led by microsoft co-founder paul allen discovered the wreckage of the uss indianapolisthe warship was torpedoed by the japanese on july 30, 1945, and for 72. This site is the official site of the uss indianapolis survivor's organization it is dedicated to all of the members of the crew. Written by action donation services on august 25, 2015posted in uncategorized the loss of the uss indianapolis the story of the uss indianapolis is one of the most intriguing in american history.
Roughly seven decades ago, the uss indianapolis was struck by japanese torpedos and sank within minutes into an ocean full of sharks about 300 people survived, but the ship was lost and now it's. Sinking of uss indianapolis (ca-35) the loss of uss indianapolis (ca-35) was a tragic moment following the completion of a secret mission that directly contributed to the end of world war ii. Starring: nicolas cage, tom sizemore, thomas jane uss indianapolis: men of courage official trailer 1 (2016) - nicolas cage movie the harrowing true story of. The uss indianapolis (ca-35) was a 9,800-ton portland class heavy cruiser which was commissioned in 1932 during world war ii, the ship served as the flagship of the fifth fleet in the central.
A mediocre historical drama, uss indianapolis: men of courage is the harrowing story of survival against incredible odds in the summer of 1945 the uss indianapolis embarked on a covert mission to. Uss indianapolis: men of courage (also titled uss indianapolis: disaster in the philippine sea) is a 2016 american war film directed by mario van peebles and written by cam cannon and richard rionda del castro, based largely on the true story of the loss of the ship of the same name in the closing stages of the second world war. The worst disaster in the history of the united states navy only began with the sinking of the uss indianapolis. The condition of uss indianapolis (ca-35), the world war ii-era cruiser preserved for 72 years at the bottom of the sea, has so far proved to be most surprising to researchers studying the.
Uss indianapolis: men of courage blu-ray (2016): starring nicolas cage, tom sizemore and thomas jane the harrowing true story of the crew of the uss indianapolis, who were stranded in the. The us navy officially christened the fourth vessel to bear the uss indianapolis name in the fincantieri marinette marine shipyard on wednesday, april 18 in marinette, wisconsin on the border of. The inside jaws podcast says steven spielberg wanted jaws 2 to be about the uss indianapolis feeding frenzy described by quint in jaws.
Edgar harrell survived the sinking of the uss indianapolis in 1945 and now lives in clarksville. Uss indianapolis, a 9,800-ton portland class heavy cruiser, was built at camden, new jersey commissioned in november 1932, she operated in the atlantic and pacific during the peacetime years during the 1930s, she hosted president franklin d roosevelt on several occasions, among them a voyage to. A nice place to reflect and learn some history, the uss indianapolis has a fascinating story and the memorial does a nice job honoring that parking (street) is available on senate and on capital.
Uss indianapolis was sunk in the pacific ocean in the final weeks of wwii a survivor describes how the sharks circled until their rescuers arrived days later. Uss indianapolis (ca-35) was a portland-class cruiser of the united states navy she was named for the city of indianapolis, indiana she served as flagship for admiral raymond spruance while he commanded the fifth fleet in their battles across the central pacific. Wreckage from the uss indianapolis, which sunk after being torpedoed by the japanese during world war ii, was found by the expedition crew of billionaire paul allen. It was a sweltering july night, about 110 degrees, in the middle of the pacific ocean the uss indianapolis had just completed a top-secret mission to deliver the contents of an atomic bomb to.