The Tragic Fate of the U.S.S. Indianapolis: The U.S. Navy's Worst Disaster at Sea

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Cooper Square Press, Nov 14, 2000 - History - 336 pages
On July 29, 1945, four days after delivering the atomic bomb destined for Hiroshima, the U.S.S. Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk. of the 1,199 men on board, 883 perished. Culled from previously unavailable files, this is the chilling story of how the U. S. Navy left the crew in shark-infested waters for four days, and why only a fraction of the 800 men who safely abandoned the ship survived the ordeal. This is the true story of the massive thirty-year cover-up that followed.
 

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"There have been many books and articles on the sinking, but Lech is the first person to have had access to the confidential records and court martial proceedings," said LJ's reviewer of this 1982 ... Read full review

Contents

Mission
3
Route
11
Sailing
29
Sinking
41
In the Water the First Day Monday July 30 1945
67
In the Water the Second Day Tuesday July 31 1945
87
In the Water the Third Day Wednesday August 1 1945
117
In the Water the Fourth Day Thursday August 2 1945
129
Search
157
Court of Inquiry
163
CourtMartial
181
Epilogue
205
Appendices
209
Bibliography
277
Acknowledgments
303
Index
305

In the Water the Fifth Day Friday August 3 1945
149

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About the author (2000)

Raymond B. Lech is a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps. His other books include Broken Soldiers.

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