USS Indianapolis sinking: 'You could see sharks circling'

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    BBC News - USS Indianapolis sinking: 'You could see sharks circling'
     
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    There is an excellent book on this called In Harms Way by Doug Stanton.
     
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    :salute: That still gives me goose bumps....
     
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    Ghastly event. So close to the end of the war ....

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    Greetings Guys, and Gals;



    ..... This is another example of a F**** up naval story. Unfortunately, it is based on fact

    For a pre WW-II war era Battle Cruiser she was a vary pretty ship.



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    Battle Cruiser?
     
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    Greetings Viking;


    If I am not mistaken............. if you go back to the time period when the USS Indianapolis was built
    that was the profile that she was made to fulfill.


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    USS Indianapolis (CA-35) was a Portland class heavy cruiser
     
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    Years ago, I read a novel by a pretty well-known writer, which was a fictionalized account of the Indianapolis and its sinking. It was told entirely from the viewpoint of the enlisted men, and was very eye-opening about what enlisted life was like on WW II warships. The account of the survivors in the water was horrifying.
    Unfortunately, I can't recall the title or author. It was not Herman Wouk, but like Wouk it was clear that the author had been in the Navy.
     
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    Were you thinking of "The Devil's Voyage" by Jack Chalker?
     
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    Horrible ending for many. It does make one wonder what would have happened if the ship had been attacked on the way to Tinian.
     
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