Found shipwrecks sunk in World War
The researchers found the wreckage of the Indianapolis warship, which was dumped by a Japanese torpedo in the final days of World War II under the Pacific Ocean, the US Navy said.
"It's very rare to find the ship's name on a piece of debris," said Paul Taylor, spokesman for the Navy and Heritage History Command. "If you are not Indianapolis, I do not know what it is."
"We intend to honor 22 survivors of Indianapolis, who are still alive and the families of the ship's crew," the Navy said.
A Japanese submarine launched on July 30, 1945 in the North Pacific torpedo on board the ship, which was returning from the task of delivering the components of the atomic bomb, which was later dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in World War II.
"The ship sank in 12 minutes and did not send a distress signal," said the Marine and Heritage History Command in Washington.
About 800 of the 1196 crew members survived the drowning, but only 316 were rescued alive five days later. Sf