Civilian researchers locate resting place of U.S.S. Indianapolis

first_imgCivilian researchers funded by Paul G. Allen claim they have located the wreckage of the U.S.S. Indianapolis. The U.S. Navy ship was lost July 30, 1945. Around 800 of the ship’s 1,196 Sailors and Marines survived the sinking, but after four to five days in the water — suffering exposure, dehydration, drowning, and shark attacks — only 316 survived.The wreck was located by the expedition crew of Research Vessel Petrel, which is owned by Allen, 5,500 meters below the surface, resting on the floor of the North Pacific Ocean.“To be able to honor the brave men of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and their families through the discovery of a ship that played such a significant role in ending World War II is truly humbling,” said Allen. “As Americans, we all owe a debt of gratitude to the crew for their courage, persistence and sacrifice in the face of horrendous circumstances. While our search for the rest of the wreckage will continue, I hope everyone connected to this historic ship will feel some measure of closure at this discovery so long in coming.”In June of 1945 the ship was ordered to San Francisco to pick up the enriched uranium for “Little Boy”, the bomb that would be dropped on Hiroshima August 6. The Indianapolis and crew set a speed record traveling from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor that still stands today- 74 ½ hours or an average of 29 knots.There’s more information online at read more

Daniel Dubois knocks out Nathan Gorman to win British heavyweight title; Joe Joyce upends Bryant Jennings

first_imgThe 21-year-old London native started quickly in what resembled a shootout as both fighters threw caution to the wind in search of a fight-ending punch. Dubois caught Gorman (16-1, 11 KOs) in the second with a right hook that buckled the knees of the Cheshire-born fighter before the pair exchanged a wild flurry of punches.Gorman continued to take punishment in the third and was down after a flurry of punches from Dubois. A big right hand from Dubois sealed Gorman’s fate in the fifth round as the referee stepped in to end the fight.Join DAZN to watch Whyte vs. Rivas and 100+ fight nights a yearJoe Joyce defeats Bryant Jennings via unanimous decisionJoyce (10-0, nine KOs) continued his unbeaten run with a hard-fought victory over Jennings to retain his WBA gold heavyweight title, winning 118-109, 117-110, 115-112 on the judges’ scorecards.The Olympic silver medallist was making his second defense of the title he won from Bermane Stiverne in February. Coming off a defeat against Oscar Rivas, Jennings (24-4, 14 KOs) took advantage of a slow start by Joyce to land cleanly in the early rounds. A body shot from Jennings hurt Joyce, but the American fighter was unable to capitalize. Jennings continued to attack the body as Joyce walked him down, absorbing punishment as he sought an opening to counter. In the third frame, Joyce upped his work rate and started to get his rhythm back. There was a fair bit of showboating from Joyce — including an “Ali shuffle” — and when Jennings threw a poorly timed hook, Joyce looked into the crowd to see where it landed.Both men traded blows as the fight entered the final rounds, with Jennings warned four times for low blows and eventually deducted a point. In the 10th round, a big left hand from Joyce got through the guard and rocked Jennings. In the end, Joyce’s power and conditioning saw him through to the final bell for the clear victory.Also on the card:Liam Williams def. Karim Achour; for the vacant WBC Silver middleweight titleArchie Sharp def. Jordan McCorry to retain his WBO European super featherweight titleSunny Edwards def. Hiram Gallardo; for the vacant IBF International super flyweight titleDennis McCann def. Jerson Larios; bantamweightsWilly Hutchinson def. Josip Perkovic; super middleweightsJonathan Palata def. Ferenc Zsalek; heavyweightsHamzah Sheeraz def. Scott James; super welterweightsMicky Burke def. Michael Williams; welterweightsMark Chamberlain def. Sergio Gonzalez; lightweightsJake Pettitt def. Evlis Guillen; super bantamweights                                                                                                                                                                                                           Florian Marku def. Tommy Broadbent; welterweights Daniel Dubois knocked out Nathan Gorman to win the vacant BBBofC British heavyweight title at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday night.”Dynamite” (12-0, 11 KOs) put on an impressive performance in front of his hometown fans and set up a possible matchup against Joe Joyce, who picked up a victory on the undercard.last_img read more