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The Indianapolis Effect

A black and white photograph from the right front of the USS Indianapolis. A US Navy warship that was sunk in the Pacific in World War II
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/compacflt/28543502875

In the 1975 movie Jaws, Robert Shaw plays Quint, a crusty old fisherman who is hired to hunt down and kill a rogue great white shark that is terrorizing Amity Island.

One night on the hunt (after a few drinks) Quint shares the story of his time as a young sailor serving on the USS Indianapolis during World War II. The vessel famously was sunk by a Japanese submarine in late July 1945 after delivering the components of…

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