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Survivors of USS Indianapolis: At 12:14 a.m. July 30, 1945, USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by Japanese submarine in  Philippine Sea; sank in 12 minutes. Of 1,196 men on board, approximately 300 went down w/ ship. Remainder, apx 900 men, were left floating in shark-infested waters w/ no lifeboats  no food or water. By time survivors were spotted by accident four days later only 316 men were still alive. ~ wikipedia ~Via Have Moxie On Me

USS Indianapolis - Survivors in shark infested waters. Only 321 survived of the approximately 900 men who went into water. Many died from shark attacks. My brother-in-law's grandfather was one of the survivors.

The Tragic Fate of the USS Indianapolis: The US Navy's Worst Disaster at Sea  -- Paperback (336 pages), kindle -- Four days after delivering the atomic bomb destined for Hiroshima, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk. Of the 1,199 men on board, 883 perished. Of the 800 men who safely abandoned the ship, only a small fraction would survive the ordeal of being left adrift in shark-infested waters for 4 days. #WWII

800 sailors adrift for 4 days resulted in the most shark attacks on humans in history, an excruciating ordeal to contemplate.

This beacon was the first indication to most survivors, that their prayers had been answered. Help had at last arrived. Of the 900 who made it into the water, only 317 remained alive. After almost five days of constant shark attacks, starvation, terrible thirst, suffering from exposure and their wounds, the men of the Indianapolis were at last rescued from the sea

This beacon was the first indication to most survivors, that their prayers had been answered. Help had at last arrived. Of the 900 who made it into the water, only 317 remained alive. After almost five days of constant shark attacks, starvation, terrible thirst, suffering from exposure and their wounds, the men of the Indianapolis were at last rescued from the sea

The vessel had completed its job of delivering parts of the first atomic bomb to…

Is the USS Indianapolis' final resting place about to be revealed?

The vessel had completed its job of delivering parts of the first atomic bomb to the Pacific Island of Tinian, and was heading west for the Philippines when it was hit by two Japanese torpedoes.

Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis

Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis

Recruit of cruiser USS Indianapolis on 'mail buoy watch', 10 Mar 1943. (US Naval History and Heritage Command)

[Photo] Recruit of Indianapolis on 'mail buoy watch', 10 Mar 1943

Recruit of cruiser USS Indianapolis on 'mail buoy watch', 10 Mar (US Naval History and Heritage Command)

Survivors: The crew of USS Ohio salute during a special burial ceremony at sea for Indianapolis survivor Eugene Morgan

Survivors of 1945 sinking of the USS Indianapolis describe explosions and shark attacks during worst sea disaster in U.S. naval history

As of August there were 38 survivors left from the sinking of the USS Indianapolis.

Home for Christmas. November 24, 1945.

Welcome Home, November These women were true heros!No phone calls, no email, no video chat, weeks or months between letters and no idea when their soldier would be home.

Nine Marine survivors of the USS Indianapolis in 1945. Edgar Harrell is at bottom right.

nine marine survivors.The Indianapolis' last mission was the delivery of half the world's existing enriched uranium to Tinian Island for use in the atomic bomb Little Boy.

Harlan Twible is pictured shortly after returning to the United States following the USS Indianapolis sea disaster in the Pacific in the closing days of World War II. Photo provided

Ensign Harlan Twible recalls sharks, sea and fight for life after USS Indianapolis sank. Twible told Don it would be his last interview.

USS Indianapolis Memorial

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Russia and Japan have never signed an official peace treaty with each other to end World War II. | 12 Interesting Facts About World War II That You Might NotKnow

Russia and Japan have never signedan official treaty with each other to end WW 11 - 10 Interesting Facts About World War II That You Might Not Know

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