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Mission of the Shark
At the 20-year reunion of the survivors of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, Captain McVay and his crewmates remember the tragedy that befell them in the closing days of World War II. After the Indianapolis had delivered the top secret atomic bomb to Tinian Island in the South Pacific, it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Because of the secret nature of the voyage, no rescue attempt was made and hundreds of sailors died from exposure and shark attacks.