mission of the USS Indianapolis Museum shall be to educate
future generations about the story of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35),
from her commissioning to her tragic ending: the role she played
in the Pacific Theater in World War II and the "cost of freedom"
paid by those who served on her. The Museum seeks to present the
past by collecting, preserving and exhibiting those artifacts that
provide a direct link to the USS Indianapolis and the
world in which she served from 1932 to 1945.
Through the acquisition of all documents, photographs
and artifacts, the Museum will become "the central source" for
research about the USS Indianapolis.
Museum will provide a place to celebrate the history of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
and it will educate and inspire current and future generations
through the bravery, sacrifice and leadership of her crew and the
courage and hope of her survivors.
The new home of the USS Indianapolis Museum.
Opening July 2007 at the Indiana War Memorial in downtown Indianapolis,
Announcement by Governor Daniels
Scene in the USS Indianapolis
pilothouse, late Nov. 1936, as she carried President Franklin
D. Roosevelt on his Good Neighbor cruise to South America.
Commanding Officer, Captain Henry Kent Hewitt, is seated
in left center.
The USS Indianapolis passing
under the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California,
The USS Indianapolis after overhaul
at Mare Island Navy Yard, California in May 1943.