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USS Indianapolis is torpedoed and sinks
On this day in 1945, the USS Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sinks within minutes in shark-infested waters. Only 317 of the 1,196 men on board survived. However, the Indianapolis had already completed its major mission: the delivery of key components of the atomic bomb (that would be dropped a week later at Hiroshima) to Tinian Island in the South Pacific.