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Posted: 8/19/2017 3:55:47 PM EDT
https://news.usni.org/2017/08/19/uss-indianapolis-wreckage-found

Closure for the families maybe.  Would love to see some pics.
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Sacred ground
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Enough blame to go around on the failure to rescue her crew.
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My wife's Grandfather had served on the Indianapolis during WWII.  He was dropped off in Guam a few days before it's sinking, he had gotten severely ill.  

Most of the family didn't know he had been on the Indianapolis, just that he had been in the Navy.  Wife and I started asking him questions in the years just before he died.  
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Have the Democrats tried to destroy it yet?
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If you read the article she wasn't listed as overdue because of the secrecy of the mission. I take it to mean that nobody knew she was gone. She'd probably been radio silent for a while.
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If you read the article she wasn't listed as overdue because of the secrecy of the mission. I take it to mean that nobody knew she was gone. She'd probably been radio silent for a while.
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No distress signal had been sent.
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tag
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Hollywood made a train wreck of a movie about it.  Does that count?
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SSM Ballard, we have the watch  

Naval Academy Glee Club Tribute to Pearl Harbor. "Eternal Father", The Navy Hymn.


You son is a good man
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Closure for the families maybe.  Would love to see some pics.
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No offense to OP intended, but IMO this word/concept, in the sense presented, is one of the most retarded word/concepts in the English language.

You know, when they find the heads of the victims in the serial killer's refrigerator, that really DOESN'T give "closure" to the victim's families.

It just means "they know what happened their heads now."
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Hollywood made a train wreck of a movie about it.  Does that count?
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Hollywood made a train wreck of a movie about it.  Does that count?
Close enough.
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Hollywood made a train wreck of a movie about it.  Does that count?
I think I watched about five minutes of that before I had to turn it off because it was retarded.
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No distress signal had been sent.
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If you read the article she wasn't listed as overdue because of the secrecy of the mission. I take it to mean that nobody knew she was gone. She'd probably been radio silent for a while.
No distress signal had been sent.
it sank in only 12 minutes
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Glad they found her.
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It's good that they found it, but it shouldn't be disturbed
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It won't be, it's a grave site.
Protected by law and is still property of United States Navy
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18,000 feet deep
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It won't be, it's a grave site.
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It won't be, it's a grave site.
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Lying at a depth of 18,000 feet?

I don't think they need to worry about too many casual souvenir hunters.

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Hooper drives the boat Chief.
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Glad they found her.
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No offense to OP intended, but IMO this word/concept, in the sense presented, is one of the most retarded word/concepts in the English language.

You know, when they find the heads of the victims in the serial killer's refrigerator, that really DOESN'T give "closure" to the victim's families.

It just means "they know what happened their heads now."
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And while it may not seem like much, it can often be an end to a family that keeps thinking, they just might be alive out there.   That is not the case here, but in the example you presented it does (from what families have said) bring about some closure.
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Beyond eerie seeing the hull and hull number in that photo.
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18,000 feet deep
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For reference, Titanic is at 12,415.  Bismarck is at 15,719.
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For reference, Titanic is at 12,415.  Bismarck is at 15,719.
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18,000 feet deep
For reference, Titanic is at 12,415.  Bismarck is at 15,719.
Damn, that's half way to the Mariana Trench ( 36,070 feet )
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It had just delivered parts for the first combat atomic bomb, so I'm sure they'll call it racist.
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It had just delivered parts for the first combat atomic bomb, so I'm sure they'll call it racist.
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It had just delivered parts for the first combat atomic bomb, so I'm sure they'll call it racist.
don't forget "to kill Japanese civilians"






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If you read the article she wasn't listed as overdue because of the secrecy of the mission. I take it to mean that nobody knew she was gone. She'd probably been radio silent for a while.
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No matter how secret the mission, there was some number of people ashore who KNEW she was overdue.   The questions that should be asked is who, and what actions did they take, or why didn't they?  When she was sunk, the TS part of the mission was complete, and her movement should have been no more classified than any other Cruiser.
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And while it may not seem like much, it can often be an end to a family that keeps thinking, they just might be alive out there.   That is not the case here, but in the example you presented it does (from what families have said) bring about some closure.
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No offense to OP intended, but IMO this word/concept, in the sense presented, is one of the most retarded word/concepts in the English language.

You know, when they find the heads of the victims in the serial killer's refrigerator, that really DOESN'T give "closure" to the victim's families.

It just means "they know what happened their heads now."
And while it may not seem like much, it can often be an end to a family that keeps thinking, they just might be alive out there.   That is not the case here, but in the example you presented it does (from what families have said) bring about some closure.
Understood and agreed.  I just think the word gets overplayed by the media to the extent that it implies that people can "forget and move on."  No, they can't.
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I think I watched about five minutes of that before I had to turn it off because it was retarded.
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Ironically, I think Jaws is the best tribute to the Indianapolis.
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May her crew Rest In Peace.

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In before France claims it?
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You Navy surface guys, how did a cruiser rank in size comparable to the other ships classes? Was it the next step down from battleship?
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Yes, USS Indianapolis was a fast one too





ETA -  looked it up  32.7 knots -  just faster that the Iowa class, not as heavily gunned or armoured
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More wreckage pics here
Link to pics


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Ironically, I think Jaws is the best tribute to the Indianapolis.
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I think I watched about five minutes of that before I had to turn it off because it was retarded.
Ironically, I think Jaws is the best tribute to the Indianapolis.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jMl1NbR0h_A
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it's a good lookin ship.

Man, Paul Allen has the best job... that guy spends his time doing the coolest shit... especially if you're into history..
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Glad she's been found.

I think she still holds the surface speed record from San Francisco to Pearl. The Portland class was fast.
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No matter how secret the mission, there was some number of people ashore who KNEW she was overdue.   The questions that should be asked is who, and what actions did they take, or why didn't they?  When she was sunk, the TS part of the mission was complete, and her movement should have been no more classified than any other Cruiser.
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It would been days before she was declared overdue I am sure. Even if a search was carried out the day she became overdue where do you look? They had no distress call so no location of where she went down and they didn't have all the tech a modern navy has to assist in any search.
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What do you know, good on him. Hopefully he continues to do things like this with his wealth.
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Closure for the families maybe.  Would love to see some pics.
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FNC showed some video shot by the Paul Allen-funded team. It looked well preserved.
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There are sharks.
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