The USS Indianapolis, a sophisticated cruiser that carried over a thousand men and part of an A-bomb, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine at the end of World War II, catching the ship and the Navy off-guard. While many on board survived the sinking, hundreds of men died over the four days that followed, falling prey to sharks, dehydration, and other malicious elements. The captain of the ship, Charles McVay, survived and was courtmarshalled for, among other charges, failure to issue a timely warning to abandon ship. This ...

Abandon Ship! 2001, HarperTorch, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780380819041

Mass-market paperback

Abandon Ship! 2001, HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd, New South Wales

ISBN-13: 9780732269883


Abandon Ship! 1980, Bantam Books

ISBN-13: 9780553128840

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