R | | Action, Drama, History
During World War II, an American navy ship is sunk by a Japanese submarine leaving 300 crewmen stranded in shark infested waters.
While the film description says that 300 crewmen were stranded, the actual number of 1,196; 879 of whom died in the water from injuries related to the torpedo attack and sinking, from sharks, or from exposure. There were 317 survivors.
There will always be war until we kill off our own species.
When the ship is returning to Hawaii, music is played through the loudspeakers, including those on deck. As the ship did not have an escort and was trying to be as stealthy as possible, this never would have been allowed.
During the credits, old photos from the USS Indianapolis and her crew roll alongside the credits.
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