In late July 1945, the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis had just conducted a top-secret mission, delivering a sealed metal box to a small island in the Pacific. Unbeknownst to the crew aboard, that box held the final pieces of the atomic bomb that would be detonated over Hiroshima in the coming weeks – but that’s not the story we’re telling today.
On the way back to base in the Philippines from that fateful delivery, the men aboard Indianapolis would undergo one of the most horrifying incidents in U.S. naval history after, early in the morning of July 30, 1945, the cruiser was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese sub.
Those who survived the sudden and explosive shipwreck found themselves stranded on the open ocean with not enough life jackets, no fresh water to drink, and no one back at command even mounting a search. And with blood spreading in the warm ocean current, it wasn’t long before the sharks started to show up.
Join us for a tale of horror that spans the premises of at least three disaster movies, as we tell the stories of the survivors of Indianapolis – and the nearly 900 men who weren’t so lucky.
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