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The USS Indianapolis - Jaws

No better speech, dialouge, or statement could every truly present the horror that was one of the greatest tragedies in the history of the US Navy like this one.

"On 30 July 1945, shortly after delivering critical parts for the first atomic bomb to be used in combat to the United States air base at Tinian, the ship was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-58, sinking in 12 minutes. Of 1,196 crew aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining crew of 800 faced exposure, dehydration and shark attacks as they waited for assistance while floating with no lifeboats and almost no food or water. The Navy only learnt of the sinking when survivors were spotted by accident four days later. Only 316 sailors survived. Indianapolis was one of the last US Navy ships sunk by enemy action in World War II. (USS Bullhead was attacked by Japanese aircraft with depth cha

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Added: Feb-17-2010 
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  • "Farewell and adieu to you fair spanish ladies, farewell and adieu you ladies of spain, for we've received orders to sail back to Boston, and so never more shall we see you again."

    -Nice upload Guv, hope all is well with you.

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  • My all time favorite movie!!!!

    Thanks for posting Guvnor!

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  • and now...show me the way to go home

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  • Im surprised Spielberg never made this movie. I love jaws, I love this scene especially.


    did you ever see "duel" spielberg movie about a guy in a little red car being chased around the mountainside by a crazed trucker in an 18 wheeler. anyways when he got the script for jaws spielberg was stated as saying "I already made this movie, this is duel" when you watch em side by side there are tremendous similiarities, both good flicks.

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    • Spielberg directed it

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    • good flik duel

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    • lol I know..

      yeah duel was really good, even the hero is a man who is less that butch, in the opening scene of duel dennis weaver is on the phone with his wife who he is driving home to and she is yelling at him and he just lets her, its kind of like the same spinelessness that runs through chief brodies character in jaws, his fear of the water, the way the mayor runs his business, the 'gonna need a bigger boat' makes me think of the little red car in duel. even the sound effect from when the More..

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    • I mean I wonder why speilberg never directed "U.S.S Indianapolis" it has tragedy, it has nationalism, it deals with world war 2 already a subject he is interested in. it would require a master of special effects who also understood when to be solemn and when to make a popcorn movie (example of how to ruin solemn see 'pearl harbor') He could even cast Tom Hanks in it again..why not?

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  • "You're gonna need a bigger boat"

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  • Thanks Guvnor - - - also to the men of the USS Indianapolis ! ! !

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  • Classic movie,thanks for the post.

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  • They didn't zigzag like they were supposed to.They just set a straight course thinking they were safe with being so secretive and all.I think the skipper even committed suicide over it,getting all the blame and shit.

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  • Only thing on par with this is Michael Douglas' "Greed is good" speech.

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  • One of the best scenes from a great movie. Thanks.

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  • LOL Im such a dumbass I saw uss indianapolis - jews.
    so I watched and I read and Im thinking what is this guy on about?
    Then I looked at the title again and thought I am such a retard!
    LOL good stuff doyle what happened to the survivors of the indy was horrific.

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  • There aren't enough words in our vocabularies to describe how much that would fukin suck.

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