The Captain (part 2 of 2)

Season 2, Episode 7,   Dec 18, 2020, 08:00 AM

In nearly 10,000 square miles of shark-infested ocean, the USS Indianapolis was struck by a torpedo; she was sinking fast and yet nobody knew. Captain McVay and his 1,200 crew were swiftly descending into a sailor's worst nightmare, while unwittingly contributing to a the genocide of a people. "Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." J. R. Oppenheimer 1945.

The sources used in the making of this episode include:

·      A Grave Misfortune: The USS Indianapolis Tragedy Richard Hulver and Peter C. Luebke (associate editor) (Contributions to Naval History No. 7), 2018, ISBN 978-1-943604-27-2

·      In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors