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

USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in 1943

USS Indianapolis was refitted at Mare Island Navy Yard in the Spring of 1943. This page features overall and closeup views of her in May 1943, after completion of this work.

Additional pictures of Indianapolis will be found on the following pages:
USS Indianapolis, selected views;
USS Indianapolis in 1932-1941;
USS Indianapolis in 1942;
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-47562

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 2 May 1943, after her second wartime overhaul.

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

Online Image: 74KB; 740 x 625 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 19-N-47561

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 2 May 1943, after her second wartime overhaul, in which her after boat stowage was eliminated, her mainmast moved to just forward of the second funnel, her forward superstructure was remodeled and her anti-aircraft battery was enhanced.

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

Online Image: 69KB; 740 x 620 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 19-N-47570

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


View from off her starboard bow, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, following overhaul, 1 May 1943.
White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.
Note new forward superstructure, 8"/55 triple gun turrets, starboard anchor, anchor gear on forecastle, and paravane downrigging chains at the extreme bow.
USS Minneapolis (CA-36) is in the background, stripped for overhaul.

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

Online Image: 120KB; 595 x 765 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 19-N-47568

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Closeup view of her after starboard midships area, at the Mare Island Navy Yard following overhaul, 1 May 1943.
White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.
Note newly fitted mainmast, immediately before the after smokestack, searchlight, 5"/25 guns, and young woman at the top of her embarkation ladder.

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

Online Image: 134KB; 610 x 765 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 19-N-47569

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Closeup view of her after midships area, from the starboard side, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, following overhaul, 1 May 1943.
White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.
Note aircraft catapults and crane, new hangar doors, "star" rivitting pattern on her forward smokestack, and searchlights mounted by her after stack.
USS Minneapolis (CA-36) is in the background, stripped for overhaul.

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

Online Image: 149KB; 740 x 615 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 19-N-47566

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Closeup view of her after superstructure from the starboard side, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, 1 May 1943, following overhaul.
White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.
Note Mk.4 radar antenna on her after Mk.33 gun director (in left center), 26-foot motor whaleboat and davits, and heavy rivitting on her midships hull side.

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

Online Image: 102KB; 740 x 620 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 19-N-47567

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Closeup view of her after superstructure and hull, from the starboard side, at the Mare Island Navy Yard following overhaul, 1 May 1943.
White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.
Note newly fitted 40mm and 20mm guns, Mk.33 gun director with a Mk.4 radar antenna, 26-foot motor whaleboat swung out on its davits, and heavy rivitting on her hull side.
Stern of USS Minneapolis (CA-36) is in the background.

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

Online Image: 155KB; 610 x 765 pixels

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

 

Additional pictures of Indianapolis will be found on the following pages:
USS Indianapolis, selected views;
USS Indianapolis in 1932-1941;
USS Indianapolis in 1942;
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