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Indianapolis I (Str)

(Str: dp. 16,900; 1. 439'6"; b. 60'; dr. 28'%"; s. 11 k.; cpl. 70)

The capital of Indiana.


Indianapolis was launched 4 July 1918 by Pusey & Jones, Gloucester, N.J., for USSB; delivered to the Navy Department 12 December 1918; and commissioned the same day at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Lt. Comdr. J. M. Masury, USNRF, in command.

Attached to NOTS, Indianapolis carried cargo to Europe (Philadelphia to England and Holland) returning to Norfolk (28 December 1918-23 February 1919); and Norfolk to France and back (31 March-22 June 1919). She decommissioned 9 July 1919, and was returned to USSB at Norfolk the same day.

Published: Tue Jul 21 15:09:43 EDT 2015