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Several attempts have been made to bring the story of the tragic sinking of the USS Indianapolis to cinemas. Here, Ti charts their often abortive progress…

“Eleven-hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half-hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that in the water, Chief? You can tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail…”

The tragedy of the USS Indianapolis was famously recounted by Robert Shaw’s Quint in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, when he told the horrific tale of how the Us Navy ship was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in July 1945.

The USS Indianapolis had just delivered a highly secret cargo to Tinian island. Only a few members of the crew even knew it was a new, powerful weapon, and no one knew it would later be dropped on Hiroshima. On the ship’s return journey, »

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