Is USS Indianapolis movie a true story?
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Considering this, how many sailors were eaten by sharks on the USS Indianapolis?
Subjected to dehydration, heat, delirium from drinking salt water, and shark attacks, only 316 would make it out of the water alive. An estimated few dozen to 150 sailors were killed by sharks, making it the deadliest shark attack in history. Here's the story of the Indianapolis.
Secondly, what type of shark attacked the Indianapolis? "Ocean of Fear", a 2007 episode of the Discovery Channel TV documentary series Shark Week, states that the sinking of Indianapolis resulted in the most shark attacks on humans in history, and attributes the attacks to the oceanic whitetip shark species. Tiger sharks may also have killed some sailors.
Also asked, was the USS Indianapolis ever found?
After decades of fruitless searches, the wreckage of heavy cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis was found on the floor of the Philippine Sea on August 19, 2017. Searchers located the remains of the ship 5,500 meters (18,044 feet) below the sea, according to billionaire Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, who led the expedition.
How long was the crew of the USS Indianapolis in the water?
About 800 of the nearly 1,200 crew members made it off the ship before it sank July 30, 1945. The Navy did not know what had happened, so help did not come. For four days, the men, some of whom had life jackets, floated aimlessly and helplessly in shark-infested waters.