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For Those in Peril on the Seas

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Sadly, today marks the 67th anniversary of one of the worst disasters in the history of the US Navy, the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. It was a tragedy and the greatest loss of life at sea the Navy has ever had to endure.

On July 30, 1945, a Japanese sub torpedoed the Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea. The Indianapolis sank in mere minutes. Of a crew of 1,196, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining men, numbering at around 900, were left to fend for themselves in shark-infested waters. Of that number, only 316 men survived.

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Today, take a moment to read a survivor’s account of this tragedy and remember these brave men that were lost.

1 comment on For Those in Peril on the Seas

  1. wholly jeanne
    July 30, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Thank you for posting this – I had no idea. I love that you are so deeply, so authentically interested in history. I love that you not only read it, you keep it with you. You know history, and you won’t stand for it being rewritten to promote anybody’s personal agenda.

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