Graphic shows details about the sinking and discovery of USS Indianapolis.


Lost WW2 warship USS Indianapolis found after 72 years

By Mike Tyler

August 23, 2017 - Civilian researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen have discovered the wreck of the World War Two cruiser USS Indianapolis, 72 years after its sinking by a Japanese submarine.

The Indianapolis was destroyed returning from its secret mission to deliver parts for the atomic bomb which was later used on Hiroshima.

Of the 1,196 men on board, just 316 were rescued – the largest loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy.

PUBLISHED: 23/08/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press