Lech, Raymond B. All The Drowned Sailors.
Published by Military Heritage Press, CR 1982, Hard Cover
1st edition, 309 pages with index and bibliography. Dust jacket and book are very good. Black & white photos. Cover-up of America's greatest wartime disaster. A sea loss of 880 lives because of the in competence of admirals and offiers. The USS Indianapolis, Flagship of the Pacific 5th Fleet, carrying the components of the Hiroshima bomb to Tinian on July 3, 1945, was torpedoed a few weeks before V J Day - and sank. Of the 1196 on board, 400 went down with the ship, 800 went into the water for 4 days and 316 survived. History, Military history, U.S. Navy, Navy ships, disasters, USS Indianapolis.