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USS Indianapolis Memorial, Indianapolis

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  • A well done memorial to one of the great Navy tragedies in US History. The USS Indianapolis delivered the atomic bomb in WWII, was sunk, and the survivors were left in shark infested waters for days. ...  more »
  • Understated tribute to the Crew of the USS Indianapolis. It is sobering to see, especially if you have read "Left For Dead". Thank God for those brave souls who gave their lives to help save our natio...  more »
  • This monument has a personal feel that is fitting for the crew that had a major role in bringing World War 2 to an end. Take time to read the inscriptioins, and it is probably a good idea to check out...  more »
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  • Honored memorial for the namesake ship of the City. It's location on the canal is perfect for stopping buy to pay homage to those who lost their lives for valiantly serving their country all those years ago.
  • Great place to visit
  • A tastefully modest marker commemorating the US Navy heavy cruiser named after the Circle City. Three panels detail the ships' history from its initial launch, and pre-War assignments through WWII and its final mission, delivering the first atomic weapon to the island of Tinian. Just 4 days later, the ship was sunk by a Japanese submarine. The memorial focuses on the historical effect of the mission on ending the war so the observer must continue elsewhere to research and learn 879 of the 1196 man crew which were lost in the sinking. The terrible story of the conditions those sailors endured has been recounted in film and books - but their sacrifice and that of their their shipmates through the pre-war years is a well-earned point of pride and remembrance for the city.The memorial is well-kept and well-visited.
  • Good place to visit and learn some history.