July 1945. The ship USS INDIANAPOLIS, commanded by Captain McVay, with 1196 sailors on board, must deliver components of the atomic bomb. On return, the ship is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and dark in the Pacific Ocean in less than 12 minutes. 300 sailors perished on the spot. The rest of the crew faced shark attacks, dehydration, hunger, hallucinations and despair for more than five days. Only 317 survivors were rescued. The next day, Hiroshima was bombed. 10 days later, the Second World War ends. In November, Captain McVay was sent to court martial.