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USS Helena Found

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The power of a man who has decided he has too much money, too much free time, and an interest in history that allows him to spend both.

 

Thus far, to my knowledge, Paul Allen has located Musashi, Yamashiro, Mogami, Lexington, Indianapolis, and now Helena.

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1 minute ago, KiyoSenkan said:

The power of a man who has decided he has too much money, too much free time, and an interest in history that allows him to spend both.

 

Thus far, to my knowledge, Paul Allen has located Musashi, Yamashiro, Mogami, Independence, and now Helena.

Indianapolis and Lexington too  :Smile_honoring:

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Just now, warheart1992 said:

Indianapolis and Lexington too  :Smile_honoring:

Oh I knew I forgot one, and it was Lexington, not Independence. Editing.

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6 minutes ago, warheart1992 said:

Indianapolis and Lexington too  :Smile_honoring:

Didn't someone find Kirishima in the last year, or am I misremembering, or maybe it was someone else?

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1 minute ago, mavfin87 said:

Didn't someone find Kirishima in the last year, or am I misremembering, or maybe it was someone else?

Well based on his wikipedia page, Allen has also found Juneau, so must be someone else.

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Just now, warheart1992 said:

Well based on his wikipedia page, Allen has also found Juneau, so must be someone else.

Ah.  Ballard found it.  Never mind!

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....S-L-A-C-K-E-R 

FIND THE MIDWAY CARRIERS. 

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Allen's on fire.  This guy is gonna end up finding Jimmy Hoffa before long...

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In the article:

USS Indianapolis ... sinking remains the single deadliest in U.S. naval history. ... 1,196 sailors and Marines onboard.... Only 317 survived.  [879 dead]

Uhh... no.  USS Arizona -- 1177 dead.

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6 minutes ago, Spooooooooooooooooooooon said:

The US lost 3 light cruisers in WW2, Atlanta, Helena and Juneau.  Allen found Helena and Juneau.

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And Ballard already found Atlanta.  She's in Ironbottom Sound.

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2 minutes ago, iDuckman said:

In the article:

USS Indianapolis ... sinking remains the single deadliest in U.S. naval history. ... 1,196 sailors and Marines onboard.... Only 317 survived.  [879 dead]

Uhh... no.  USS Arizona -- 1177 dead.

They may have meant deadliest sinking at sea, rather than in port.   Not to minimize Arizona at all...

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21 minutes ago, KiyoSenkan said:

The power of a man who has decided he has too much money, too much free time, and an interest in history that allows him to spend both.

 

Thus far, to my knowledge, Paul Allen has located Musashi, Yamashiro, Mogami, Lexington, Indianapolis, and now Helena.

And USS Juneau. The Sullivans' Brothers' ship.

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25 minutes ago, Dr_Venture said:

....S-L-A-C-K-E-R 

FIND THE MIDWAY CARRIERS. 

Yorktown's been found.  Some parts of Kaga have been found, but other than those pieces of Kaga, none of the wrecks of Kido Butai have been found, either at Midway, in the Philippine Sea, or off Cape Engano.

 

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14 minutes ago, iDuckman said:

In the article:

USS Indianapolis ... sinking remains the single deadliest in U.S. naval history. ... 1,196 sailors and Marines onboard.... Only 317 survived.  [879 dead]

Uhh... no.  USS Arizona -- 1177 dead.

Been doing some reading on the Indianapolis outta curiosity, found out this interesting tidbit about the Indy survivors. Turns out they were 316, with the missing one being released from the ship before its final journey to join a naval school. Been a few weeks since the USN admitted the mistake.

 

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Just now, warheart1992 said:

Been doing some reading on the Indianapolis outta curiosity, found out this interesting tidbit about the Indy survivors. Turns out they were 316, with the missing one being released from the ship before its final journey to join a naval school. Been a few weeks since the USN admitted the mistake.

Get USNI Proceedings, eh?  That was a fun story.

 

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4 minutes ago, iDuckman said:

Get USNI Proceedings, eh?  That was a fun story.

 

Yeah, hadn't really looked much into it, but the article was pretty interesting.

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Odd thing about the Indy is most military losses on military ships are usually attributed to the military actions. Terrible having to endure what those sailors had to.

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