Abandon Ship! The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster by Richard F. Newcomb.
A disaster so great it made its way into popular culture in the 1975 movie "Jaws". After finishing
the book, I detested the U.S. military bureaucracy almost as much as the enemy sub for allowing the ship's
fate to "fall through the cracks" for 4 days before dispatching rescues, followed by the scapegoating of Capt. McVay.
The heavy cruiser's sinking (in 12 minutes) was only the beginning of horrors that awaited officers and crew
once they hit the water: sharks, starvation, exposure, delirium and despair.