Lost World War II Ship Discovered In The Pacific After 72 Years

An image shot from a remotely operated vehicle shows the bottom of an anchor clearly marked US Navy and Norfolk Navy Yard

The USS Indianapolis was discovered on an expedition led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

The famed warship was attacked by a Japanese submarine after completing a secret delivery of supplies for the atomic bomb that would later hit Hiroshima. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced on Sunday that a team of researchers he led had discovered on Friday the USS Indianapolis resting 5,500 meters below the surface of the North Pacific Ocean.

“To be able to honor the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their families through the discovery of a ship that played such a significant role during World War II is truly humbling,” Allen said in a press release on his website. “As Americans, we all owe a debt of gratitude to the crew for their courage, persistence and sacrifice in the face of horrendous circumstances.

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