(Military History/ Film History)
"The" USS Indianapolis to be precise. The warship was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 15 November 1932. On 30 JULY 1945, while sailing from Guam to Leyte, Indianapolis was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-58. The ship capsized and sank in twelve minutes. Survivors were spotted by a patrol aircraft on 2 AUGUST. All air and surface units capable of rescue operations were dispatched to the scene at once, and the surrounding waters were thoroughly searched for survivors. Upon completion of the day and night search on 8 AUGUST, 316 men were rescued out of the crew of 1,199.

* The description of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis is immortalised by actor Robert Shaw's superbly acted monologue in the memorable scene of Jaws (USA, 1975).
HOPPER: You were on the Indianapolis?
BRODY: What happened?
QUINT: Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into her side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte. We'd just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half-hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that in the water, Chief? You can tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn't know, was that our bomb mission was so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin' by, so we formed ourselves into tight groups. It was sorta like you see in the calendars, you know the infantry squares in the old calendars like the Battle of Waterloo and the idea was the shark come to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and sometimes that shark he go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about a shark is he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn't even seem to be livin'... 'til he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all your poundin' and your hollerin' those sharks come in and... they rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many sharks there were, maybe a thousand. I do know how many men, they averaged six an hour. Thursday mornin', Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boson's mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water, he was like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he'd been bitten in half below the waist. At noon on the fifth day, a Lockheed Ventura swung in low and he spotted us, a young pilot, lot younger than Mr. Hooper here, anyway he spotted us and a few hours later a big ol' fat PBY come down and started to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened. Waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went into the water. 316 men come out, the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb. *
#history #wwii #military #cinema #legend
by NeverMindWho March 02, 2006
Indianapolis is an extreamly shitty city. I have family there and visit about once a year. Every house there is like 60 years old and looks ghetto as hell. The roads suck major ass, pot holes everywhere. Everyone drives like 25 mph because they are afriad their rusted out cars will fall apart when they hit a pot hole. Every vehical there more then 3 years old is completely rusted out and and ghetto as hell. The general population has no class, no job and are the scum of society. Crime is very high. Did I mention all the houses are old and ghetto as hell?
Get a job, paint your ghetto ass house, fix your roads, and get a new goddamn car! Indianapolis sucks!
#shitty #ghetto #crap #rust #nasty
by Jamie R.M. April 01, 2006
A sorry ass town in Indiana that:

1. Has alot of cornfields

2. Is boring as hell

3. Has a building (chase Tower) look like a penis w/ antennas

4. Looks like a giant suburb in search of a city

5. Has alot of Cocky, arrogant Jocks and ignorant wiggers

6. Has alot of redneck, white-bread, chicken shit maw fuckas

7. Has alot of stupid, white, backstabbin whores

8. Has mean black girls

9. Has raggidy ass roads

10. Has a football team that can never make it to the superbowl

11. Cheated it's way into the top 20 largest U.S. cities

12. Is not really a major city

13. Thinks they're better than Chicago

14. Has people who own large pick-ups and/or SUV's and speed down the freeways at 90 MPH

15. has no streetlights or sidewalks(except in downtown area)

16. Has a small downtown with nothing to do

17. Has over-reactive cops that thinks someone will crash an airplane into their small buildings or nuke their cornfields

18. Has a bunch of old, tore up ass houses that make westside chicago houses look new

19. Is full of pussies

20. Can go to hell

21. People even in Chicago don't know exists

22. Has fake ass niggas
Indianapolis sucks balls!
#suburb #redneck #whore #indiana #naptown
by 499587 November 23, 2006
A big nothing stuck in the middle of nowhere.
Indianoplace. Nuff said.
by steviedee May 26, 2004
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