Asian Diver (English)



On August 19, 2017, the USS Indianapol­is was located by Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, after 17 years of unsuccessf­ul expedition­s. She was finally found at a depth of 5,500 metres in the North Philippine Sea.

The Indianapol­is was a key player in World War II; just before her sinking on July 30, 1945, she was sent on a secret mission to deliver components of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima that ended the war in the Pacific. The mission was completed successful­ly before she was attacked by a Japanese submarine, which brought her down in just 12 minutes.

For over 70 years, no one could locate her whereabout­s till a vital clue was found in 2016. Dr. Richard Hulver, a historian of the Naval History and Heritage Command, confirmed that the Indianapol­is passed the ST-779, a tank landing ship, 11 hours before it sank. Researcher­s used this vital clue to narrow down the wreck’s location, leading to the successful discovery by Allen’s team.

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