The USS Indianapolis is found after 72 years on the sea bed

Billionaire tech mogul Paul G. Allen announced Friday that a research vessel belonging to his organization has located wreckage from the USS Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea.

The sinking of the Indianapolis by a Japanese submarine in 1945 remains the single biggest loss of life in US Naval history, and the discovery of the wreckage promises to shed new light on the war-time disaster.

‘To be able to honor the brave men of the USS and their families through the discovery of a ship that played such a significant role during World War II is truly humbling,’ Allen said in a statement published to his website.

‘As Americans, we all owe a debt of gratitude to the crew for their courage, persistence and sacrifice in the face of horrendous circumstances.’

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