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Anybody else watch the USS Indianapolis wreck dive live-stream?

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Greetings all,

 

What an amazing documentary! I find it interesting that the rear turret is still in its place even though the forward two fell out when the ship rolled over! I only wish they had more than an hour to show the wreck and tell her story. Still, very exciting to watch. Shipwrecks have interested me since I was a young boy.

 

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1 minute ago, Sovereigndawg said:

 

Because I work second shift... (and of course I'm working... really...)

 

...and mah data; mah data... (if you mean why didn't I watch the stream...)

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1 minute ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

 

Because I work second shift... (and of course I'm working... really...)

 

...and mah data; mah data... (if you mean why didn't I watch the stream...)

You can play it straight from http://www.pbs.org/ at any time PBS is free.

 

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Oh yeah watched it live.

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A am almost fully positive that model they are using to illustrate sections of the ship is from WoW.

 

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Just now, MJPIA said:

Oh yeah watched it live.

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A am almost fully positive that model they are using to illustrate sections of the ship is from WoW.

 

 

I thought so too.

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I just now noticed that the host of the program has no left arm.

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The bottom 20 feet of the ship is buried in mud obscuring the damage but its a bit haunting to see a small section of the damaged area where the second torpedo hit.

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You've got the ammo still loaded in the Bofors.

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A piece with kill markings on it just lying there.

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A random toolbox just lying on the ocean floor.

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And then for some reason the rear turret that didn't fall out still in its mount just sitting there.

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Almost like its waiting for the day to be raised from the ocean floor and be turned into space cruiser Indianapolis.

 

Then there was that bit in the stream they mentioned that apparently I-58, the submarine that torpedoed her that was scuttled post war was found a week ago as well.

 

And then in the middle of the stream it struck me that I was watching a live stream in high resolution of the remains of a ship 18,000 feet below the surface on the other side of the world and what it must feel like for those few remaining crew who also were watching it to see it up once more.

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Finally finished watching; thanks to Sovereigndawg for posting the link.

Edited by Estimated_Prophet

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