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Timeline Event:


Jul 30, 1945

(00:14:00)
USS Indianapolis (CA-35) midway between Guam and Leyte Gulf, was hit by two torpedoes out of six fired by the I-58, a Japanese submarine. The first blew away the bow, the second struck near midship on the starboard side adjacent to a fuel tank and a powder magazine. The resulting explosion split the ship to the keel, knocking out all electric power. Within minutes she went down rapidly by the bow, rolling to starboard.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Equipment

Source:  USSIndianapolis.org


Date Added: 2010-06-11
Date Updated: 2013-12-02



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