USS Indianapolis: Wreckage of WW II era warship discovered in Philippine Sea [Photos]

Wreckage of lost warship the USS Indianapolis torpedoed by a Japanese submarine was discovered after 72 years at Philippine Sea

FP Staff August 20, 2017 14:10:24 IST
Wreckage of lost warship the USS Indianapolis torpedoed by a Japanese submarine was discovered after 72 years at Philippine Sea. AP
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Wreckage of lost warship the USS Indianapolis torpedoed by a Japanese submarine was discovered after 72 years at Philippine Sea. AP
The wreckage was found 5.5 kilometres below the surface in the Pacific Ocean. AP
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The wreckage was found 5.5 kilometres below the surface in the Pacific Ocean. AP
The vessel was hit during the final days of World War II on its way back after a secret mission to deliver parts of atomic bomb used in Hiroshima. AP
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The vessel was hit during the final days of World War II on its way back after a secret mission to deliver parts of atomic bomb used in Hiroshima. AP
History division of US Navy claim the vessel sank in just 12 minutes and was unable to send distress signal or deploy life-saving equipment. AP
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History division of US Navy claim the vessel sank in just 12 minutes and was unable to send distress signal or deploy life-saving equipment. AP
The Sunken vessel is war grave and protected by US law from being disturbed. Research team is still surveying the full site.AP
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The Sunken vessel is war grave and protected by US law from being disturbed. Research team is still surveying the full site.AP