USS Indianapolis Museum

Saved By a Substitute

In his twelve page booklet, former Navy petty officer O. Talmadge Spence describes a fascinating account of how “the merciful providence of God” prevented him from boarding the doomed USS Indianapolis by only two hours and ultimately led him to a saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Dr. Spence later became the founder and President of Foundations Bible College, Dunn, North Carolina. A copy of this booklet can be obtained by contacting Foundations Bible College, P.O. Box 1166, Dunn, NC 28335 (800-849-8761;


ONLY 317 SURVIVED! is a fascinating book of personal testimonies written by 102 survivors of the USS Indianapolis and forty deceased survivor’s families. Each personal recollection reminds the reader of the triumph of courage and the enormous sacrifice that was made for our freedom. For more information, contact


Out of the Depths

Direct: (931) 358-5747