sinking of the USS Indianapolis represents
one of the worst at-sea disaster in U.S. Navy history and the
worst at-sea disaster of World War II.
World War II history is on center stage as an interest category
with all generations.
Powerful educational message for all generations.
People will be interested in learning more about the historic
cruiser, those who served, its World War II contribution and viewing
the thousands of artifacts, letters, photographs and memorabilia.
The history of the USS Indianapolis as
of State” of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
More than 20 books have been written about the USS
Countless numbers of newspaper and magazine articles
have appeared on the subject.
Through the efforts of teenager Hunter Scott
in 2000, The United States Congress passed a resolution that USS Indianapolis Captain
Charles McVay’s military record should now reflect that he
is exonerated for the loss of the USS Indianapolis and
so many of her crew.
The sunken Japanese Submarine I-58 responsible
for the USS Indianapolis sinking was found and featured
in a Discovery Channel program.
Currently there is a full-length motion picture
in production by Universal Studios, based on the USS Indianapolis history and the book, Left
for Dead about the efforts of teenager
Hunter Scott to exonerate Captain Charles McVay.
The Discovery Channel sent noted undersea explorer
Curt Newport out to locate the USS Indianapolis. While
unsuccessful, the search was a Discovery Channel feature program.
A&E and the History Channel continue to
air their USS
There are more than 360 Navy and Maritime museums
in the United States, 125 of them are dedicated
to the history of a specific Navy ship or vessel.
Interest in World War II Navy history is
so high the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago raised
$35 million to restore the German U-505 submarine and to create
a World War II pavilion at the museum.