Select Artifacts

Commissioning flag
Commissioning flag from the 1932 commissioning ceremony at the Philidelphia Navy Yard.

Western Union telegram informing spouse of Survivor, that he survived the USS Indianapolis sinking.


Military clothing belonging to a USS Indianapolis crew member.
photo album
A crew member photo album from the USS Indianapolis.

If you have any artifacts related to the USS Indianapolis that you would be interested in donating or loaning to the Museum, see our Artifact Donation page.

Purple Heart
Purple Heart Medal belonging to a Survivor.


oil soaked bills
Oil soaked dollar bills Survivor Jimmy O'Donnell had in his pocket while in the water for five days.


Ship bell
USS Indianapolis ship bell. Bell was removed prior to battle to reduce weight. Bell weighs 800 lbs.