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CA-35 Indianapolis

  • Model: 31804
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Tamiya

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United States Heavy Cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35)

USS Indianapolis is probably one of the more famous/infamous US ships of WW2.
On the 30 July 1945, the ship was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-58, and sank in 12 minutes. Of 1,195 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 890 faced exposure, dehydration, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks while stranded in the open ocean with few lifeboats and almost no food or water. The Navy only learned of the sinking four days later, when survivors were spotted by the crew of a PV-1 Ventura on routine patrol. Only 316 survived. The sinking of Indianapolis resulted in the greatest single loss of life at sea from a single ship in the history of the US Navy.

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