On July 30, 1945 the Navy cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine in the Pacific.Because it was on a secret mission to deliver the atomic bomb to the island of Tinian, the sinking was not immediately reported. 900 men went into the water after the sinking of the ship and for five days they fought off dehydration and shark attacks. By the time they were finally rescued, only 300 men remained alive. Adolfo “Harpo” Celaya, from Florence, Arizona, was one of these survivors.