Here are some quick facts about the USS Indianapolis:
• Carried a top-secret mission to deliver the key components for the atomic bomb
• Sunk by Japanese submarine I-58 after the mission was completed
• Due to the nature of the secret mission, Captain McVay was court-martial and carried unfair burden and treatment for many years until July 2001 that he was exonerated for the loss of the ship and he was finally cleared of all wrongdoing
• The ship was found on August 19, 2017 by the expedition team led by Paul Allen
“To be able to honor the brave men of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and their families through the discovery of a ship that played such a significant role in ending World War II is truly humbling,” said Allen. “As Americans, we all owe a debt of gratitude to the crew for their courage, persistence and sacrifice in the face of horrendous circumstances. While our search for the rest of the wreckage will continue, I hope everyone connected to this historic ship will feel some measure of closure at this discovery so long in coming," said Allen.
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