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The US Navy Crew That Was Devoured By Sharks

Being sent to the bottom is scary enough without blood thirsty marine predators

USS Indianapolis, 1945 (Public domain)

The story of the USS Indianapolis is a tragic one on multiple levels. It was one of the last major ships to be sank during World War II. The torpedoes that sent her to the bottom were fired on July 30th, 1945, less than two weeks from the end of…




Wars are often portrayed as large singular events in history but every conflict is a menagerie of thousands of small stories that make up one superior narrative. These are those stories.

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