Wreck of Infamous USS Indianapolis Discovered in Pacific Ocean

A team of civilian researchers led by billionaire Paul G. Allen has announced they have found the wreck of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35), which was lost July 30, 1945. Known by some as the history's greatest shark attack, the sinking of the USS Indianapolis is one of the Navy's most infamous shipwreck stories. Her story is forever immortalized in the … [Read more...]

67 Years Ago, A Cargo of Death and Sea of Horror

67 years ago, USS Indianapolis (CA-35) arrived at the Pacific island of Tinian to deliver the firing mechanism and uranium-235 material for the first atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Four days later, USS Indianapolis was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-58, northeast of Leyte, 12° 02'N, 134° 48'E.  Due to communications and other errors, her loss … [Read more...]

USS Indianapolis – History’s Greatest Shark Attack

In tribute to The Discovery Channel's Shark Week, which is currently in full swing, we bring to you the sinking of the USS Indianapolis CA-35, resulting in what is considered by many the worst shark attack of all time. In the early morning hours of July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis, just 4 days after it delivered the first combat-ready atomic bomb to the US air base at … [Read more...]