Release date: 2017/8/21
The American warships sank 72 years ago in the Pacific Ocean during the Second World War. The ship was wrecked in the ocean at a depth of 5.5 kilometers.
The Japanese submarines destroyed the Indiana Polis ship as it returned from its secret mission of delivering parts of the atomic bomb that was later dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
It was carrying 1,196 people, of whom 316 were rescued. The sinking of Indiana Police is the most serious incident in the history of the US Navy, in terms of human losses.
Paul Allen, a Microsoft co-founder and commander of the civilian research team, described the ship as "ice-chested."
The Indiana Pollis sank on July 30, 1945, in the Philippine Sea in the area between Guam and Litt, after being hit by Japanese submarines.
Between 800 and 900 people left the submerged ship, which did not send any distress call, but only 316 survived. They were found by chance, four days later, in water known for its shark spread.
The ship's fate became a mystery because it sank within 12 minutes and no distress call was issued. The Allen team found the vessel on 18 August using the guidance of a marine historian who knew where the vessel was seen on the night of its sinking.
The known Indianapolis secret mission, namely the transfer of parts of the atomic bomb and enriched uranium, and its cargo brought to Tinian Island by an American base, a week from the dumping of nuclear bomb on Hiroshima before and Nagasaki , which precipitated the surrender of Japan and the end of World War Althanih.anthy
said Allen "What Really gratifying is that we can brave the ones who were aboard the Indiana Police and their families by finding the ship that played a prominent role during World War II.
"As Americans, we owe the crew of the ship for their courage and sacrifice in those difficult circumstances," he said in a statement from the team that the Indiana Polis remains the property of the US Navy
, a spokesman for the ship's survivors, 22 of whom are still alive. To the day they found their ship, "Allen was accompanied by 16 of his team aboard a specially designed search vessel