Witness, The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis
BBC Radio 4
Original broadcast date: 28 July 2013
On July 30th 1945 a US warship was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Pacific. The sailors who survived the attack spent 4 days adrift in shark-infested waters. Out of 1197 men on board just 317 made it out of the water alive. The horror of their ordeal was made famous by the film ‘Jaws’. Loel Dean Cox is one of the last remaining survivors.