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USS Indianapolis (CA 35)

#1 Post by Kailuaboy » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:10 pm

Hollywood to tell harrowing story of the USS Indianapolis





Will Higgins, The Indianapolis Star
9:11 p.m. EDT July 25, 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS — The story of the USS Indianapolis has been often told.

Yet despite the violence and horror of what is considered the worst disaster in U.S. naval history, the story is still not widely known.

At least seven books have been written, but books about World War II history don’t usually attract wide attention. In 1991 a movie
was done, but it was a made-for-TV effort starring Stacy Keach.

Suddenly though, as the 70th anniversary of the July 30 sinking approaches, two major motion pictures are in the works.
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, starring Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage, began filming last month. Another project, still in development,
would involve Robert Downey Jr., either on screen or in a producer role.


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#2 Post by Kailuaboy » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:52 pm

It's been 70 years since the worst disaster in the history of the US Navy






Liesl Bradner, Task & Purpose
Jul. 29, 2015, 10:49 AM

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The USS Indianapolis (CA-34), 1945, in the last know photograph of the great ship, just days before she sunk.


Seventy years ago, the worst naval disaster in US history and worst shark attack ever were overshadowed by the dropping of the world’s first atomic
bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

The connection between the two events was not immediately known — not even to the ship’s crew.

Just past midnight on July 30, 1945, a Japanese submarine torpedoed the USS Indianapolis, a Portland-class heavy cruiser, sinking it in approximately
12 minutes.


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Re: Hollywood to tell harrowing story of the USS Indianapoli

#3 Post by chawan_cut » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:32 pm

this was a sad story
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Re: Hollywood to tell harrowing story of the USS Indianapoli

#4 Post by Mr.EDGE808 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:29 pm

chawan_cut wrote:this was a sad story
:( Yes it was....can you imagine your shipmate right next to you being eaten alive by a shark, as you try to survive the water....
Because in my mind,it's always clear...evil thoughts that twist my mind into despair- Iron Maiden

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Re: Hollywood to tell harrowing story of the USS Indianapoli

#5 Post by 808Hawaii » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:05 pm

Imagine the horrors the survivors went through helplessly watching their shipmates getting eaten one by one by sharks, wondering who's next or when their turn would be.
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Re: Hollywood to tell harrowing story of the USS Indianapolis

#6 Post by Kailuaboy » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:10 pm

New details: Sharks, secrets and the sinking of the USS Indianapolis






By Phil Gast, CNN
July 29, 2016

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(CNN) - When the 1975 blockbuster "Jaws" first terrified moviegoers, not all of the fear came from the special effects or haunting soundtrack.
One of the more chilling scenes was fisherman Quint's quiet recounting of bobbing in Pacific waters for days while sharks circled him and his
fellow sailors, waiting to see who would be the next victim. Quint described the sharks' black, lifeless eyes, the blood-curdling screams, the
ocean turning red.

That grim story, painted from the real-life sinking of the USS Indianapolis near the end of World War II, is part of an upcoming Nicolas Cage
movie and a Navy Web page produced ahead of Saturday's 71st anniversary of the tragedy.


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Re: USS Indianapolis (CA 35)

#8 Post by Kailuaboy » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:01 pm

USS Indianapolis: An Extraordinary Story of a Sunken Ship, Resolute Sailors and the Will to Survive






Doug Stanton
Newsweek
August 23, 2017

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USS Indianapolis: An Extraordinary Story of a Sunken Ship, Resolute Sailors and the Will to Survive

On August 18, a team of researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovered the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis.
The warship was torpedoed by the Japanese on July 30, 1945, and for 72 years its whereabouts remained a mystery. In 2016,
Doug Stanton, author of In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors,
told the harrowing tale of those who lived through the attack for Naval History Magazine. In light of the recent discovery of
the ship's wreckage, Newsweek is reprinting Stanton's essay, with the author's permission.

Fourteen minutes after midnight on July 30, 1945, two torpedoes from a Japanese submarine hit the USS Indianapolis (CA-35).
Fires blazed, the ship took on water as she steamed ahead, men leaped overboard. The heavy cruiser capsized and sank quickly,
in about 12 minutes.


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Re: USS Indianapolis (CA 35)

#9 Post by Kailuaboy » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:21 pm

Shark Week Experiment Explores History's Deadliest Mass Shark Attack







"They're quick to respond to stimuli like a big sinking ship"


By Emma Betuel
July 25, 2018

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Shortly after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was cruising off the coast of the Philippines
when disaster struck. Torpedoes fired by the Japanese Imperial Navy pierced the hull of the cruiser, and
within twelve minutes, the crew of 1,195 sailors found themselves afloat in the open ocean — the natural
habitat of the oceanic whitetip shark.

As part of the Shark Week segment Sharkwrecked, James Glancey, formerly of the United Kingdom Special
Forces, and shark attack survivor-turned-shark expert Paul de Gelder attempted to recreate what is now
described as one of the biggest mass shark attacks in history. The experiment began by blowing up a ship
to simulate a torpedo attack. The experiment spanned a period of two days, during which time the two
men floated unassisted in the open ocean.


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