Sinking of the USS Indianapolis. It was greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy. 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 900 men faced exposure, dehydration, and shark attacks as they waited for assistance--only 316 survived.
P Line and British & India Lines. (Sailings August 1937-July 1938) Ports of call (P Line):London, Tangier, Gibraltar, Marseilles, Malta, Port Said, Aden, Bombay;London, Southampton, Plymouth, Tangier, Gibraltar, Marseilles, Malta, Port Said, Aden, Bombay, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Yokohama, Kobe