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Captain C.B. McVay of the USS Indianapolis

Captain C.B. McVay of the USS Indianapolis World War II American History Ethics

 

Captain Charles B. McVay III was the skipper of the USS Indianapolis (CA 35) when she was fatally struck by a torpedo (fired from the Japanese submarine I-58) on the 30th of July, 1945.

Unlike so many of his men, Captain McVay survived the sinking. He endured much, in the sinking’s aftermath, and his name was not cleared until decades later.

In this image, from the Naval Historical Center, we see Captain McVay talking with war correspondents:

Indianapolis’ last Commanding Officer, Captain Charles B. McVay, III, tells War Correspondents about the sinking of his ship.

Photographed on Guam in August 1945, following the rescue of her survivors.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5124stories and lessons created

Original Release: Apr 30, 2015

Updated Last Revision: Jun 02, 2016


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Image online via the  Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo #: 80-G-490321.

 

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