About the USS Indianapolis
Her sinking led to the greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy.
The ship sank in 12 minutes. Of 1,196 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship. 900 faced open sea, dehydration in shark-infested waters. When rescued, four and a half days later, only 317 remained.
Over 900 men went in the water, the ship’s SOS ignored and failure to arrive on schedule unnoticed. Shark attacks began with sunrise of the first day and continued until only 317 men were physically removed from the water, almost five days later.
The Bellarmine University Student Veterans Association is proud to present three screenings of the USS Indianapolis as part of the Mayor's Week of Valor. Price of admission: Your donation of any amount. Proceeds will support veteran-focused charity programs in the community.
The screenings will be held at 10:00 a.m., noon and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 in Centro Theater, Room 001, Bellarmine University. Each screening will have 75 tickets available. The first 100 donations will receive a USS Indianapolis shirt.
For additional event information, please contact Andrew Hagerman at 502.272.7027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.