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On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis, which had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. It was the greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the United States Navy, with 300 of the 1196 sailors on board going down with the ship. By the time they were rescued, only 316 were still alive.