Follow a scientific detective story detailing the discovery of the USS Indianapolis wreck site three and a half miles below the Philippine Sea. The ship’s sinking in the final days of WWII was the largest loss of life in US Naval history, and the harrowing survival story of 316 sailors drifting in failing life preservers is legendary.

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Putting All of the Pieces Together


To find the long lost wreck of the Indianapolis, the Petrel crew must weigh all evidence.

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The Search for Indianapolis Hits a Snag


After discovering an object worth investigating, the ROV runs into a mechanical problem.

Lost at Sea


Survivors of the sunken Indy are lost in the middle of the sea surrounded by an oil spill.

High Tech Search Tools to Find the USS Indianapolis


To find the wreck of the Indianapolis, state of the art technology will be needed.