At the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, more than 5,3 km deep, the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis was found. The ship was drowned in July 1945, and its whereabouts weren’t known until now, the CNN informs.
A team of civilian researchers headed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen conducted the successful operation.
"As Americans, we all owe a debt of gratitude to the crew for their courage, persistence and sacrifice in the face of horrendous circumstances. While our search for the rest of the wreckage will continue, I hope everyone connected to this historic ship will feel some measure of closure at this discovery so long in coming," Allen said.
Indianapolis was drowned by a Japanese submarine, when the ship had just completed a secret operation on delivering the atomic bomb components, used in Hiroshima.
This tragedy is considered one of the greatest in the history of the US Naval Forces. 883 sailors died in the wreckage.