30 Jul '16, 9am
Today marks the 71st anniversary of the sinking of the World War II Cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
(CA-35) was a tragic moment following the completion of a secret mission that directly contributed to the end of World War II. After a successful high-speed run to deliver atomic bomb components to Tinian, the decorated Portland -class cruiser continued to Guam. Indianapolis was en route from Guam to Leyte when she was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I-58 within the first hour of 30 July 1945. The following resources, available on the NHHC website, document the history of Indianapolis , the sinking, and the aftermath of the tragedy.