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USS Indianapolis found after 72 years #4493378
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40991326


For those that do not know the story, there are several books and a couple of movies. The books are better imo. The greatest single loss of life at sea for the US Navy.


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Re: USS Indianapolis found after 72 years [Re: PimTac] #4493387
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Could not help but feel sick for all those fine young men made more real by Robert Shaw.

Re: USS Indianapolis found after 72 years [Re: PimTac] #4493399
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
h The greatest single loss of life at sea for the US Navy.

Caused by a comedy of errors by the USN. And then trying to pin it on the captain to distract from the other blunders. Sadly McVay did not live to see the Court Martial removed.


Re: USS Indianapolis found after 72 years [Re: PimTac] #4493403
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I read an article which stated the destress calls were not taken seriously and ignored.

Is this true?

Is there actually a record of distress radio signals being received and ignored?


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Re: USS Indianapolis found after 72 years [Re: PimTac] #4493420
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I think with the advanced sonar becoming cheap, more stuff in the ocean will be found.


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Re: USS Indianapolis found after 72 years [Re: PimTac] #4493426
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There are a lot of stories and accounts of what happened. Some of it we may never know the real truth. One part of the story that is true is how the Navy treated Capt. McVay. He became the sacrificial lamb and kept it to himself until he finally gave in and shot himself. The story of how the court martial was held is an interesting read.


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Re: USS Indianapolis found after 72 years [Re: PimTac] #4493432
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
There are a lot of stories and accounts of what happened. Some of it we may never know the real truth. One part of the story that is true is how the Navy treated Capt. McVay. He became the sacrificial lamb and kept it to himself until he finally gave in and shot himself. The story of how the court martial was held is an interesting read.


Capt. McVay's story and life's ending was very sad. From what I read about it everything he did was right. Sad it took so many years for the court martial to be reversed, and he never lived to know.


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Re: USS Indianapolis found after 72 years [Re: PimTac] #4493433
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Interestingly the wreck remains property of the Navy and so there'd be no salvage/ financial reason for finding it. Mr. Allen did it out of his own billionaire curiosity/ goodness/ hobby.

Re: USS Indianapolis found after 72 years [Re: PimTac] #4493456
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Re: USS Indianapolis found after 72 years [Re: eljefino] #4493475
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Originally Posted By: eljefino
Interestingly the wreck remains property of the Navy and so there'd be no salvage/ financial reason for finding it. Mr. Allen did it out of his own billionaire curiosity/ goodness/ hobby.


I'm happy it remains property of the USN. The ship should remain where it is, as it is, untouched. It is and should remain hallowed grounds.


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Re: USS Indianapolis found after 72 years [Re: PimTac] #4493488
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
There are a lot of stories and accounts of what happened. Some of it we may never know the real truth. One part of the story that is true is how the Navy treated Capt. McVay. He became the sacrificial lamb and kept it to himself until he finally gave in and shot himself. The story of how the court martial was held is an interesting read.



Yeah, I believe in his court martial, they had the Japanese captain of the sub that sunk him testify against him.

Re: USS Indianapolis found after 72 years [Re: PimTac] #4493493
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At the time events like this happen in real time everyone does the best they can with the information they have. No one wants a tragedy to happen. No one is of ill will.

Re: USS Indianapolis found after 72 years [Re: Wolf359] #4493497
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Originally Posted By: Wolf359
Originally Posted By: PimTac
There are a lot of stories and accounts of what happened. Some of it we may never know the real truth. One part of the story that is true is how the Navy treated Capt. McVay. He became the sacrificial lamb and kept it to himself until he finally gave in and shot himself. The story of how the court martial was held is an interesting read.


Yeah, I believe in his court martial, they had the Japanese captain of the sub that sunk him testify against him.


Even worse: the interpreter DELIBERATELY lied about what the submarine captain said! When he found out (years later), he was horrified.


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Re: USS Indianapolis found after 72 years [Re: Wolf359] #4493501
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Originally Posted By: Wolf359
Originally Posted By: PimTac
There are a lot of stories and accounts of what happened. Some of it we may never know the real truth. One part of the story that is true is how the Navy treated Capt. McVay. He became the sacrificial lamb and kept it to himself until he finally gave in and shot himself. The story of how the court martial was held is an interesting read.



Yeah, I believe in his court martial, they had the Japanese captain of the sub that sunk him testify against him.


Yes, the sub Captain has said that he could have hit the ship whether it was zigzagging or not. The lack of escort ships is one of the things that put the Indianapolis at risk but that was all just part of it being a secret mission.

Re: USS Indianapolis found after 72 years [Re: demarpaint] #4493527
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Originally Posted By: demarpaint

I'm happy it remains property of the USN. The ship should remain where it is, as it is, untouched. It is and should remain hallowed grounds.


It is 18,000 feet down!

Who are you worried is going to disturb/tamper with it?


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