10 of the Scariest Shark Attacks

USS Indianapolis

On July 25, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was sent to the Philippines in preparation for the invasion of Japan. However, things went awry when on July 30th, a Japanese submarine fired six torpedoes at the ship, two of which struck the vessel and splitting it into two. Of all the 1,196 military personnel on board, 300 went down with the ship and 900 were blown into the shark-infested Pacific Ocean. When rescuers arrived a few days later, nearly 600 sailors were dead and the sharks had chewed most of the crew to pieces. One of the sailors who lived to tell the story said, “The sharks were around, hundreds of them… Everything would be quiet and then you’d hear somebody scream and you knew a shark had got him.”