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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- U.S. NAVY SHIPS --

USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in 1942

Indianapolis was overhauled at the Mare Island Navy Yard in the Spring of 1942. This page features overall and closeup photographs of her taken in April 1942 at the completion of that overhaul, and in the Aleutians later in the year.

Additional pictures of Indianapolis will be found on the following pages:
USS Indianapolis, selected views;
USS Indianapolis in 1932-1941;
USS Indianapolis in 1943;
USS Indianapolis in 1944;
USS Indianapolis in 1945;
USS Indianapolis Actions and Activities: May 1934 Naval Review off New York City;
USS Indianapolis Actions and Activities: Presidential South American Tour, 1936;
USS Indianapolis Actions and Activities: Miscellaneous World War II activities;
Loss of USS Indianapolis, 30 July 1945; and
USS Indianapolis Onboard Views, 1932-1945..

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Photo #: 19-N-29298

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 20 April 1942, following her first wartime overhaul.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 63KB; 740 x 615 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 19-N-29301

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Closeup view of her forward half, from the port side, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, 19 April 1942, following overhaul.
Note details of her forward main battery gun director, with an "FC" radar antenna on its top, aircraft catapult, and .30 caliber machinegun mounted on the bridge wing railing.
USS Raleigh (CL-7) is in the background.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 138KB; 740 x 620 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 19-N-29299

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Closeup view of her well deck area, from the port side, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, 19 April 1942, following overhaul.
Note her forward smokestack, catapults, and Curtiss SOC Seagull aircraft.
USS Raleigh (CL-7) is in the background.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 129KB; 740 x 615 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: 19-N-29300

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Closeup view of her after half, from the port side, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, 19 April 1942, following overhaul.
Note her SOC seaplanes, 5"/25 guns and ready service ammunition, after smokestack, searchlights, "horse" collar emergency life float alongside the railing in lower right center and top edge of armor belt.
USS Raleigh (CL-7) is in the background.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

Online Image: 129KB; 740 x 625 pixels

Reproductions of this image may also be available through the
National Archives photographic reproduction system.

 
Photo #: NH 94640

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


At Cold Bay, Alaska, October 1942.

Collection of Vice Admiral Robert C. Giffen, USN.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 63KB; 740 x 590 pixels

 

Additional pictures of Indianapolis will be found on the following pages:
USS Indianapolis, selected views;
USS Indianapolis in 1932-1941;
USS Indianapolis in 1943;
USS Indianapolis in 1944;
USS Indianapolis in 1945;
USS Indianapolis Actions and Activities: May 1934 Naval Review off New York City;
USS Indianapolis Actions and Activities: Presidential South American Tour, 1936;
USS Indianapolis Actions and Activities: Miscellaneous World War II activities;
Loss of USS Indianapolis, 30 July 1945; and
USS Indianapolis Onboard Views, 1932-1945.

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29 December 1998