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On 8/20/2017 at 9:49 AM, mtaylor said:

This is good but sad news.   According another article I read, the team that found her will not release the location due to the actions of salvagers.   

Can't imagine too many people with the resources to do salvage in 16,000+ feet of water would find anything to salvage that would even remotely offset the cost of an operation that deep.


No harm in keeping the location secret though.

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Those of you who know far more than I about such things -

Compare the condition of the wreck with that of the Titanic.

Indianapolis is very clean with little or no marine growth, and the steel isn't disintegrating like the Titanic's  

You can even read what's stamped on the anchor.

so Why???

Is it just the difference in depth that affects what critters grow there? 

Better Paint?

Can't be just the difference between 72 and 105 years, can it?

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The amount of time could be part of it and also the materials.   The other thing I recall is that the amount of exploration of the Titanic has contributed to the deterioration. 

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