Indianapolis, Indiana: USS Indianapolis: Sunk A-Bomb Ship Memorial

Monument in the shape of the USS Indianapolis. After completing its secret mission delivering A-bomb components, the cruiser was torpedoed and sunk on July 30, 1945. Of 1,196 sailors, only 317 survived after days in shark-infested waters.

USS Indianapolis Memorial

Indianapolis, IN
Walnut St. and Senate Ave. East bank of Central Canal walk, at the north end.
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USS Indianapolis Memorial.

USS Indianapolis: Sunk A-Bomb Ship Memorial

We parked at the University of Indiana and walked along the water to visit the USS Indianapolis Memorial.

[Yvette Pryor, 06/06/2019]

USS Indianapolis Memorial.

USS Indianapolis: Sunk A-Bomb Ship Memorial

One of my favorite spots in the city. This is an incredible memorial/monument to an important event in American history.

[Jason Scott, 04/06/2018]

The heavy cruiser and city namesake was built in 1930, fought in World War II, was damaged in Japanese attacks, secretly delivered the atomic bomb, and was torpedoed in the Pacific while returning home. In 2017 the shipwreck was found -- 3 1/2 miles down in the Philippine Sea.

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