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The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis
"This is the story of the warship Indianapolis. Hope you enjoy it."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What type of warship was the Indianapolis?
What mission is the Indianapolis best remembered for?
delivering parts for the atomic bomb
for being Admiral Halsey's flagship
pinpoint shooting at Tarawa
for setting sailing records
How did the Indianapolis sink?
she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine
she was sank by a suicide kaiten
she hit a mine
she was disabled and sank by a kamikaze
Why were the distress signals sent by the Indianapolis not acted upon?
the Japanese jammed the signal
they were never received
the ship sank before a signal could be sent
When the Indianapolis failed to reach Leyte as scheduled, what did the Navy do?
adjust its timetable for the arrival
immediately sent out search and rescue PBYs
broke radio silence and sent a message
An unknown number of men died of shark attacks. Which species of shark was most likely responsible for this?
Besides shark attacks, hypothermia and dehydration were major killers. What was the other major killer?
What became of the skipper of the Indianapolis?
he did not survive the sinking
nothing happened to him
he was decorated
he was court martialed
Who was the 'star witness' against Captain McVay in his court martial?
his radio officer
his executive officer
The sinking of the Indianapolis has similiarities to the sinking of another US warship. Which one?
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Compiled Jun 28 12