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

USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in 1944

Indianapolis was twice overhauled in 1944, once in the Spring and again later in the year. This page features overall and closeup photographs of her taken in May and December 1944, after this work was completed.

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 1943;
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 #: NH 83607

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Off San Francisco, California, 1 May 1944, after overhaul and repainting with pattern camouflage.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 68KB; 740 x 615 pixels

 
Photo #: 19-N-76904

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 9 December 1944, following overhaul and repainting into Measure 22 camouflage.

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

Online Image: 91KB; 740 x 615 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 19-N-76902

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 9 December 1944, following overhaul.

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

Online Image: 73KB; 740 x 610 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 19-N-76908

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Closeup view of her forward superstructure and 8"/55 triple gun turrets from off the port side, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, following overhaul, 7 December 1944.
White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.
Note newer type Mk.33 gun director atop her open bridge, 40mm quad gun mount, eight-inch projectiles by her second turret, and bridge details.
YF-389 is in the center background.

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

Online Image: 137KB; 740 x 620 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 19-N-76909

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Closeup view of her port forward half, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, following overhaul, 7 December 1944.
White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.
Note catapults, forward stack details, newly-fitted Mk.34 gun director atop her tripod foremast, liferafts and floater nets.
An Amphibious Force Flagship (AGC) is in the right background.

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

Online Image: 110KB; 605 x 765 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 19-N-76910

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Closeup view of her port after half, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, following overhaul, 7 December 1944.
White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.
Note "whip" radio antenna mounted on her forward smokestack, aircraft crane, tripod mainmast with an SK radar antenna on top and newly-fitted Mk.34 gun director.
YD-66 and USS Mawkaw (YTB-182) are at left.

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

Online Image: 97KB; 600 x 765 pixels

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

 
Photo #: 19-N-76911

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


View from off her port quarter, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, following overhaul, 7 December 1944.
White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.
Note 40mm quad gun mounts on her fantail, after 8"/55 gun turret, newer type Mk.33 gun director, and newly-fitted Mk.34 main battery gun director.
An Amphibious Force Flagship (AGC) is in the right background.

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

Online Image: 126KB; 595 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 1943;
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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30 December 1998