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Old 10-12-2016, 01:30 AM   #51
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Arrow Swimming with the Sharks

You're gonna need a Bigger Boat..
At 00:14 on 30 July, she was struck on her starboard bow by two Type 95 torpedoes from the Japanese submarine I-58, under the command of Mochitsura Hashimoto, who initially thought he had spotted an "Idaho-class battleship".. The explosions caused massive damage.. Indianapolis took on a heavy list, and settled by the bow..12 minutes later, she rolled completely over, then her stern rose into the air, and she plunged down.. Some 300 of the 1,196 crewmen went down with the ship..With few lifeboats and many without lifejackets, the remainder of the crew were set adrift..Diana or Diane is a feminine given name probably derived from an Indo-European root word referring to the divine.. It is the name of the Roman goddess Diana of the hunt, forests, and child berth..

Japanese submarine I-58 (1943)..

The submarine was laid down on 26 December 1942 at the Yokosuka Naval Arsenal, and launched on 30 June 1943.. During construction her 14 cm/40 11th Year Type naval gun was removed, making room for four Kaiten manned suicide torpedoes..On 31 December 1944.. Between 03:10 and 03:27 on 12 January 1945, eleven miles west of Apra, she launched all 4 Kaiten..After the American invasion of Iwo Jima in February 1945, I-58 and I-36 joined the Shimbu group formed to counterattack American forces..In May 1945 the submarine was sent to Kure Navy Yard to refit..At 23:00 on 29 July I-58 surfaced 250 miles north of Palau and headed south..Shortly afterwards the navigation officer Lt. Tanaka spotted a ship approaching from the east, making 12 knots and not zigzagging. Lt.Cdr. Hashimoto (incorrectly) identified the target as an Idaho-class battleship..After manoeuvering into position, at 23:26 (JST) the submarine fired a spread of six torpedoes at 2-second intervals..While the submarine was submerged, at 00:27 on 30 July, Indianapolis capsized and sank at 12°02N 134°48E.. When I-58 made a periscope check, the target was gone.. The submarine surfaced, and departed the area at full speed, heading north while recharging batteries..Immediately prior to the attack, the seas had been moderate, the visibility fluctuating but poor in general, and Indianapolis had been steaming at 17 kn (20 mph; 31 km/h)..

Sea Tales: Missing! The USS Indianapolis Documentary..

Navy command had no knowledge of the ship's sinking until survivors were spotted 3 and a half days later..At 10:25 on 2 August, a PV-1 Ventura from VPB-152 flown by Lieutenant Wilbur "Chuck" Gwinn and copilot Lieutenant Warren Colwell spotted the men adrift while on a routine patrol flight..Cecil J. Doyle was the first vessel on the scene.. Having seen men being attacked by sharks, Marks disobeyed standing orders and landed on the open sea..The destroyers Helm, Madison, and Ralph Talbot were ordered to the rescue scene from Ulithi, along with destroyer escorts Dufilho, Bassett, and Ringness of the Philippine Sea Frontier.. They continued their search for survivors until 8 August..Two of the rescued survivors, Robert Lee Shipman & Frederick Harrison, died in August 1945..While many of Indianapolis's survivors said McVay was not to blame for the sinking, the families of some of the men who died thought otherwise: "Merry Christmas! Our family's holiday would be a lot merrier if you hadn't killed my son", read one piece of mail..The guilt that was placed on his shoulders mounted until he committed suicide in 1968, using his Navy-issue revolver.. McVay was discovered on his front lawn with a toy sailor in one hand..He was 70 years old...Of the 880 who had survived the sinking, only 321 men came out of the water alive; 317 ultimately survived.. They suffered from lack of food and water (leading to dehydration and hypernatremia; some found rations, such as Spam and crackers, amongst the debris), exposure to the elements (leading to hypothermia and severe desquamation), and shark attacks, while some killed themselves or other survivors in various states of delirium.. Others swim off from their groups after hallucinating of a non-existent island, to which they were never to be seen again..Many individuals find the hammerheadshark to be one of the most fascinating...


The tiger shark is a solitary, mostly nocturnal hunter, and is notable for having the widest food spectrum of all sharks, consuming a variety of prey and has been known to eat inedible, man-made objects that linger in its stomach, and it has a reputation as a "garbage eater" considered a near threatened species due to finning and fishing by humans..The genus, Galeocerdo, is derived from the Greek galeos, which means shark, and the Latin cerdus, the word for the hard hairs of pigs..It is often colloquially called the man-eater shark..Its teeth are specialized to slice through flesh, bone, and other tough substances such as turtle shells..Due to high risk of predatory attacks, dolphins often avoid regions inhabited by tiger sharks..The young develop inside the mother's body up to 16 months..The tiger shark is considered to be sacred (ancestor spirits) by some native Hawaiians who think their eyeball has special power of visual perception..The oceanic whitetip is found globally in deep, open water, with a temperature greater than 18 °C (64 °F)..They are found worldwide between 45°N and 43°S latitude..In 2004, an oceanic whitetip was discovered dead on the west coast of Sweden—far beyond what was once considered the northern boundary of its range..C. longimanus' most distinguishing characteristics are its long, wing-like pectoral and dorsal fins.. The shark's nose is rounded and its eyes are circular, with nictitating membranes and has a 'typical', although somewhat flattened requiem shark body, often with a mildly humpbacked aspect..Mating season is in early summer in the northwest Atlantic Ocean and southwest Indian Ocean, although females captured in the Pacific have been found with embryos year round, suggesting a longer mating season there..It is known to eat, stingrays, sea turtles, birds, gastro bony fish it feeds on include lancet..Peter Benchley, author of Jaws, observed this shark swimming among pilot whales and eating their faeces..Groups often form when individuals converge on a food source, whereupon a feeding frenzy may occur..Hey, Ding... is there an apostrophe in "we're"?...'all know me..Know how I earn a livin'..I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy..So your thought if you joined up they'd be no more trouble?.. l want to help you, Will..You'd be more comfortable if you relaxed with yourself!..I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates, there's just too many captains on this island...

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