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USS Indianapolis Survivors E. Harrell, M. Kuryla & G. McCoy Signed Pic

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Product Number: 838451p
The USS Indianapolis (CA-35) was a Portland-class cruiser of the United States Navy.

She holds a place in history due to the circumstances of her sinking, which led to the greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy. On July 30, 1945, shortly after delivering critical parts for the first atomic bomb to be used in combat to the United States air base at Tinian, the ship was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-58, sinking in 12 minutes.

Of 1,196 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining crew of 880 men faced exposure, dehydration and shark attacks as they waited for assistance while floating with few lifeboats and almost no food or water. The Navy learned of the sinking when survivors were spotted four days later by the crew of a PV-1 Ventura on routine patrol. Only 316 sailors survived. This photograph is signed by three of those survivors: Edgar Harrell, Michael Kuryla and Giles McCoy. Certificate of Authenticity included.

Dimensions: 13"L x 16"W x 1"H
Weight: 3 lbs.
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