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

USS Indianapolis (CA-35), Actions and Activities: May 1934 Naval Review off New York City

On 31 May 1934, USS Indianapolis carried President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he reviewed the U.S. Fleet off New York City. This page features views of and on board the ship during this review.

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 1944;
USS Indianapolis in 1945;
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 91518

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


Steaming in New York Harbor with President Franklin D. Roosevelt on board, at the time of the Presidential fleet review off Ambrose Light, New York, 31 May 1934.

Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 73KB; 740 x 610 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 53227

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


President Franklin D. Roosevelt, embarked on the Indianapolis, receives a 21-gun salute from the Coast Guard Cutter Mojave, during the Presidential fleet review off Ambrose Light, New York, 31 May 1934.
The President's reviewing platform is located immediately before Indianapolis' second eight-inch gun turret.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 77KB; 740 x 605 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 688

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
(at left)

With President Franklin D. Roosevelt on board, acts as the reviewing platform as a formation of eighteen TG-1/2 (or T4M-1) torpedo planes passes overhead, during the fleet review off New York City, 31 May 1934.
The President is standing immediately in front of Indianapolis' second eight-inch gun turret.
The ship at right, in the distance, is USS Louisville (CA-28).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 61KB; 740 x 605 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 53228

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
(at left)

With President Franklin D. Roosevelt on board, acts as the reviewing platform as the Battle Fleet passes across her bow, during the fleet review off New York City, 31 May 1934.
The President's station was immediately in front of Indianapolis' second eight-inch gun turret.
Nine battleships are seen in line-ahead formation.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 68KB; 740 x 590 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 968

President Franklin D. Roosevelt
(center)

Enjoys a joke with Ambassador to Mexico (and former Secretary of the Navy) Josephus Daniels, at right, and Secretary of the Navy Claude A. Swanson, during the fleet review off New York City, 31 May 1934.
They are standing immediately in front of the second eight-inch gun turret of USS Indianapolis (CA-35).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 80KB; 740 x 585 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 91519

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)


View looking aft from the forward superstructure as USS Sturtevant (DD-240) comes alongside , during the Presidential fleet review off New York City, 31 May 1934.
A Curtiss O2U scout floatplane is on Indianapolis' starboard catapult.
Note the ship's aircraft crane, searchlights, and the Presidential Flag flying from the mainmast peak.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 89KB; 740 x 610 pixels

 

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 1944;
USS Indianapolis in 1945;
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