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Post subject: USS Indianapolis FOUND!!!Posted: August 19th, 2017, 10:45 pm
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I-58's victim is missing no longer. Paul Allen has found another famous ship.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/lissandravilla ... .adrgvVaBk

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Post subject: Re: USS Indianapolis FOUND!!!Posted: August 20th, 2017, 4:17 am
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wow, a Buzzfeed article that doesn't make me wanna rip my hair out
any way, it's really cool that they finally found it. i wonder how many more WW2 wrecks are left to be located
I sincerely hope they are found before they are illegally salvaged like an unfortunate number of ships in the Pacific are.

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Post subject: Re: USS Indianapolis FOUND!!!Posted: August 20th, 2017, 4:19 am
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wow, a Buzzfeed article that doesn't make me wanna rip my hair out
any way, it's really cool that they finally found it. i wonder how many more WW2 wrecks are left to be located
I sincerely hope they are found before they are illegally salvaged like an unfortunate number of ships in the Pacific are.
True! Though I'd at that depth she'd be safe, most of the illegal salvaging happens in water under 300m of depth

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Post subject: Re: USS Indianapolis FOUND!!!Posted: August 20th, 2017, 5:58 am
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Yeah, wrecks such as Indy, Yorktown, and the ones off Guadalcanal are probably safe. Even most of the ones in the Philippines are, such as the Leyte Gulf wrecks...they're just too deep for these metal-hunting criminals to get to.

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Post subject: Re: USS Indianapolis FOUND!!!Posted: August 20th, 2017, 6:20 am
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well that's good, I was just thinking of an article I read earlier in the year about a Chinese ship that would go out under the guise of "research" and use a crane to steal the metal from ships, I think it was a couple of well preserved well they were ww2 Japanese transport ships

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Post subject: Re: USS Indianapolis FOUND!!!Posted: August 20th, 2017, 9:10 am
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Sadly, a couple of wrecks have been removed completely, including De Ruyter.

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Post subject: Re: USS Indianapolis FOUND!!!Posted: August 20th, 2017, 9:28 am
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That's some news!
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Post subject: Re: USS Indianapolis FOUND!!!Posted: August 21st, 2017, 1:44 pm
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Was on Facebook this morning and found a video the BBC put together. Managed to snag this image of a sonar scan. Looks like just that small piece of the bow is on its port side; the rest of the wreck appears to be upright!

Now only Chicago, Helena, and Juneau remain unlocated for USN cruisers sunk during the war.

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Post subject: Re: USS Indianapolis FOUND!!!Posted: August 21st, 2017, 1:47 pm
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I do not even spot the circular opening of the barbettes, but squared objects instead. Might it be that the turrets are still in place? That would be even more suprising than the fact she is upright.

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Post subject: Re: USS Indianapolis FOUND!!!Posted: August 23rd, 2017, 3:13 pm
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More pictures of the wreck from Paul Allan's twitter, and it looks as though the turrets are still in place.

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