Bedford Public Library

In harm's way, the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors, Doug Stanton

On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days and nights. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia. The captain's subsequent court-martial left many questions unanswered: How did the navy fail to realize the Indianapolis was missing? And perhaps most amazing of all, how did these 317 men manage to survive?
Literary Form
non fiction
Originally published: New York : H. Holt, 2001
Physical Description
427 p., ill., 24 cm.
Form Of Item
large print

Library Locations

  • Bedford Public Library

    3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH, 03110, US