The book In Harm’s Way by Doug Stanton gives an insight overview of the events that transpired on July 29, 1945 when a heavy cruiser Indianapolis was sank by a submarine I-58 killing over 900 sailors. The American ship had just delivered the weapons that were to be used to bomb Hiroshima but as it was sailing back across the Pacific Ocean, Japanese submarines intervened and bombed the ship. The book gives a painful ordeal of what the sailors went through before the rescuing team arrived at the scene to save the few remaining survivors. The book majorly focuses on the account of what happened after the ship was sunk and the period before the remaining survivors were rescued. The rescue team managed to save slightly over a three hundred sailors. The rest perished in the painful occurrence that can be regarded to be the worst naval disaster at sea in the American History.
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