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In Search of the U.S.S. Indianapolis

Some survived the torpedoes. Few would survive the sharks.

Explore the deepest waters of the Pacific Ocean and the darkest moments in US Navy history.

In 1945, after delivering the core of the first atomic bomb, the USS Indianapolis was sunk by Japanese torpedoes. 55 years later, undersea explorer Curt Newport has staked his career on a quest to find the lost warship’s wreck. Survivors of the disaster join Newport’s expedition, bringing to life the explosive destruction and the vivid memories of crewmen who survived 5 days of exposure and shark attacks.

Written and Produced by
Don Campbell
Executive Producer
Peter Schnall
Abehjha Kibuuka
Steve Eastin
Coordinating Producer
Denise Williams
Associate Producer
Erica Sashin
Art and Animation
Meteor Studios
Visual Effects Supervisor
Paul Nightingale
Jordon Klein
Jerry Risius
Peter Schnall
Music Composed by
Michael Whalen
Sound Recordist
Glen Marullo
Additional Sound Recordists
Bruce Courdrey
John Cameron
Production Manager
Hannah Koltuv
Post Production Supervisor
Elana Bluestine
Hilary Sio
Director of Photography
Jordan Klein
Assistant Director
Terry Collis
Special Effects Supervisor
Matt Kutcher / Spectrum Effects
2nd Camera/Script Supervisor Darryl
2nd Camera
Matt Kutcher
Special Effects
Jeff Elliot
Spinner Gill
Brice Cherry
Crane Operator
Rick Baylog
Boat Wrangler
Wallace Brinkman
Location Manager
Dave Cox
Production Coordinator
Dana Ives
Carol Leese
Amy Cox
Office Manager
Bobbie Collis
Todd Lollis
Dive Boat
Lady Cyana Divers
Grip, North Carolina
Peter Wagner
Make-Up, North Carolina
Suzzee Toon
Caterer, North Carolina
Bon Appetite Catering
Field Producer
Junko Taguchi
Director of Photography
Christopher Fryman
Junko Taguchi, Emily Taguchi
Motion Control Camera
Marcos Levy
On-Line Editors
Keith Bicknell
Jim Chisholm
David Markun
Mixer & Sound Design
David Browning
Legal Services
Ken Weinrib, Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo P.C.
Production Accountant
Brian Minahan
Special Thanks:
U.S.S. Indianapolis Survivor's Organization
Mike Fox
U.S.S. North Carolina Historical Detachment
Battleship U.S.S. North Carolina
Pat Finneran
Keith Smith
Mike Monroney
Margaret Haynes
Lorain Kuryla
Islamorada Founders Park
Aqua Joggers
Fruit of the Loom
Kevin Bachar
Cindy Linnell

—For Discovery Channel—
Executive Producer
Suzy Geller Wolf
Coordinating Producer
Sarah Hume
Associate Producer
Kathleen Hunkele
Location Production Associate
Kinyette Newman
Director of Technical Operations/Expedition
Robert Sitrick
Business Affairs
Nancy Wheeler Balboa
Senior VP of Production
Steve Burns
In Memory of Dr. Lewis Haynes