Is the Titanic or the USS Indianapolis the most tragic ship accident in history?
Well the Titanic hit an iceberg in 1912 and the ship sank and the frigid arctic water froze most of the people and the ship builders thought too many lifeboats would "crowd" the upper decks. The sad truth is only half of the lifeboats where full. The USS Indianapolis on the other hand was a little more brutal. The USS Indianapolis sunk 2 days before WWII ended. The ship it's self was carrying parts to the Hiroshima bomb but the crew did not know of it and a Japanese sub sank the boat. half of the crew died from drowning and before the boat sank, the crew sent out an SOS signal but the navy thought it was a trap. The remaining crew died from burns, and shark attacks and only 300 out of the 1200 crew members survived after about 5 days of floating in the water. So which one was more brutal?