“ABANDON SHIP!” The Saga of the USS Indianapolis, the Navy’s Greatest Sea Disaster. By Richard F. Newcomb. At midnight, July 29, 1945 the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35) lay almost half-way between the islands of Leyte and Guam in the Pacific. World War II was all but over as the veteran warship traveled alone. Then six Japanese torpedoes suddenly struck the vessel and the horror began. I-58’s sinking of Indianapolis marked the greatest U.S. Naval disaster of World War II, as 800 American’s died. Here is that shocking story! 1960 Paperback edition, 276 pages, no photos. Includes USS Indianapolis crew roster, epilogue, glossary and an index. Soil spots on the front cover, see photo above.
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