Remembering the ‘Indianapolis’ and the Worst Disaster in US Navy’s History

  In July 1945, the submarine I58 left the Hirao base in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, carrying manned suicide torpedoes called Kaiten—Japan for “Return to Heaven.” Late at night on July 29th that year, it spotted the silhouette of a large warship. Six torpedoes were launched. Three struck the target.     It was only after […]