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Broadside view of USS Indianapolis (CA 35) off Mare Island on 9 Dec 1944.

Broadside view of USS Indianapolis (CA 35) off Mare Island on 9 Dec 1944.

USS OAKLAND

USS OAKLAND

Mare Island Naval Shipyard 1915

Mare Island Naval Shipyard 1915

As seen from Orote Peninsula, a view of the USS Indianapolis in Apra Harbor, Guam, August 10, 1944.

As seen from Orote Peninsula, a view of the USS Indianapolis in Apra Harbor, Guam, August 10, 1944.

USS Indianapolis (CA-35) off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 10 July 1945 (19-N-86911).jpg

USS Indianapolis (CA-35) off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard on 10 July 1945 (19-N-86911).jpg

Heavy cruiser Indianapolis with President Roosevelt on Board during the review of the fleet at the lighthouse Ambrose 31 may 1934

Heavy cruiser Indianapolis with President Roosevelt on Board during the review of the fleet at the lighthouse Ambrose 31 may 1934

USS Indianapolis underway, circa 1930s. About her tragic end, read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Indianapolis_(CA-35)

[Photo] Indianapolis underway, circa 1930s

USS Indianapolis underway, circa 1930s. About her tragic end, read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Indianapolis_(CA-35)

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USS Astoria (CA-34). The USS Astoria was sunk during the Battle of Savo Island. My grandfather was on this ship when it sank.  He survived.

USS Astoria (CA-34). The USS Astoria was sunk during the Battle of Savo Island. My grandfather was on this ship when it sank. He survived.

14 in Japanese dreadnought era battleship Fuso at Kure in April 1941 whilst conducting damage control training (hence the list).  She and sister Yamashiro saw little action in the early war years as they were considered too slow, but they were pressed into active service as Japan's situation deteriorated: both were sunk at the battle of Surigao Strait in October 1944, the last ever engagement between battleships.

14 in Japanese dreadnought era battleship Fuso at Kure in April 1941 whilst conducting damage control training (hence the list). She and sister Yamashiro saw little action in the early war years as they were considered too slow, but they were pressed into active service as Japan's situation deteriorated: both were sunk at the battle of Surigao Strait in October 1944, the last ever engagement between battleships.

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