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| Keel Laying & Shakedown / 1938 - 1942
|76k||Hull test model for the South Dakota class (BB-57 - 60) battleships. Hull model number 3536, photographed at the Experimental Model Basin, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., in 1938. Note the widely spaced skegs, supporting the outboard propeller shafts, that were a unique feature of this battleship class. Copied from the Bureau of Ships monograph "United States Battleship Designs for World War II", dated 1 June 1946.||USNHC # NH 93908, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.|
|1.23k||PDF of Faired Lines and Molded Offsets for the Indiana (BB-58), 30 January 1940.||USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|410k||Through the scaffolding may be seen the prow of the battleship Indiana (BB-58) under construction in October, 1940. The Norfolk-Newport News section of Virginia is contributing a large portion of the new tonnage of our rapidly expanding two-ocean Navy.||Photo # LC-USE6-D-001703, courtesy of the Library of Congress via Mike Green.|
|506k||Through the scaffolding may be seen the prow of the battleship Indiana (BB-58) under construction in October, 1940. The Norfolk-Newport News section of Virginia is contributing a large portion of the new tonnage of our rapidly expanding two-ocean Navy.||Photo # LC-USE6- D-001704, courtesy of the Library of Congress via Mike Green.|
|606k||Through the scaffolding may be seen the prow of the battleship Indiana (BB-58) under construction in October, 1940. The Norfolk-Newport News section of Virginia is contributing a large portion of the new tonnage of our rapidly expanding two-ocean Navy.||Text via Photo # LC-USE6-D-001710, courtesy of the Library of Congress via Mike Green.|
Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
|857k||Indiana (BB-58) under construction in the shipyard.||Photo Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images courtesy of gettyimages.com.|
|161k||Indiana (BB-58) under construction at Newport News Ship Building, Newport News, VA. several months before her launching.||USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|606k||WHAT THE WATER HIDES|
When the new 35,000 ton battleship Indiana (BB-58) is launched at Newport News (Va.) Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. within the next two months, water will hide the great depth of her knife like prow.
|Image and text provided by Alaska State Library Historical Collections.|
Photo from The Nome Nugget. [volume] (Nome, Alaska) 1938-????, 12 December 1941, Image 2, courtesy of chroniclingamerica.loc.gov.
|324k||The launching ceremony around the moment of Indiana's (BB-58) christening.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|233k||The christening by Margaret Schricher Robbins, daughter of Indiana governor Henry F. Schricher. |
In the photo from left to right are: Indiana governor Henry F. Schricker, Mrs. Margaret Robbins, sponsor and daughter of the governor, Governor James H. Price of Virginia, and Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox.
|Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|906k||The U.S. navy's new battleship Indiana (BB-58); seen here ready for the trigger pull which sent her down the ways into the James river at Newport News; Va.; yesterday; enjoys two distinctions. She was completed six months ahead of schedule; and at the time of her launching she was the heaviest of any ship ever to slide down the ways of a U.S. shipyard. She weighs 35;000 tons.||Photo by Toronto Star Archives/Toronto Star via Getty Images courtesy of gettyimages.com.|
|820k||Indiana (BB-58) sliding down the ways at Newport News Ship Building, Newport News, VA. 21 November 1941.||Official USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|601k||The Indiana (BB-58) is almost waterborne as she slides down the ways at Newport News Ship Building, Newport News, VA. 21 November 1941.||International News Photo courtesy of David Buell.|
|545k||Indiana (BB-58) sliding into the James River.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|408k||Construction shot showing a quarter stern port side view of the Indiana (BB-58) at Newport News Ship Building, Newport News, VA. 31 December 1941. Turrets and armament not due to be installed for a while yet.||National Archives photo # 19-LCM-BB-58A-1, courtesy of David Buell.|
|813k||View of the ship's stern, showing her twin outboard skegs, with five-bladed propellers at their after ends. Four-bladed inboard propellers are faintly visible, with the ship's twin rudders directly aft of them. Taken in drydock at the Newport News Ship Building and Drydock Company, Newport News, Virginia, 13 March 1942.||Text courtesy of photo USNHC # NH 93910, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center. Photo courtey of Pieter Bakels.|
|787k||Photo show the "skeg" hull form that all the fast battleships had. The Indiana (BB-58) and her sisters were unique in the fact that their skegs were on the outside of the hull and contained their outer propeller shafts.||Text courtesy of photo USNHC # NH 93909, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center. Photo courtey of Pieter Bakels.|
|959k||Port side view of the outer propeller shafts of the Indiana (BB-58) in drydock at the Newport News Ship Building and Drydock Company, Newport News, Virginia, 13 March 1942.||Photo courtey of Pieter Bakels.|
|349k||Captain A.S. Merrill, USN, Commanding Officer of Indiana (BB-58) poses on the bridge of his warship following ceremonies held at Newport News, Virginia, 30 April 1942. He stated, "I'll probably spend the rest of the war up here" to the photographers.||USN photo # 0-G-6679 from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy via flickr.com.|
|466k||View of the Indiana's (BB-58) forward 16"/45 guns, taken at Newport News, Virginia, on 30 April 1942, the day of her commissioning. Note anchor chains and capstans, armored conning tower and Mark 38 main battery director atop her superstructure. Fire control radar antennas have not yet been fitted atop her gun directors.||Text courtesy of NH 80-G-6692. USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|2.50k||Main battery||USN photo submitted by Pieter Bakels.|
|361k||Norfolk, Virginia on 15 August 1942. Note her rudimentary bridge, with an enclosed gallery below it. The object atop her conning tower is a spotting glass; it was ultimately replaced by a Mark 27 radar. Slits in the fire control tower were for battle lookouts.||USN photo courtesy of David Buell. Text courtesy of U.S. Battleships: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman.|
|430k||One of a series of photos taken off Norfolk, Virginia, on 8 September 1942. A Launch approaches the Indiana (BB-58)from Norfolk.||USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|142k||Still working on painting the stern on 8 September 1942 at Hampton Roads, Virginia.||USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|393k||Broadside view on 8 September 1942 at Hampton Roads, Virginia. The ship still has not yet sailed on her shakedown cruise.||USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|598k||Painting parts of the hull from scaffolding continues on this sequence of photos on 8 September 1942 at Hampton Roads, Virginia. Launches from both sides of the ship are about to be raised to deck level.||BUAER photo # 12190 courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|370k||Painting parts of the hull from scaffolding continues on this sequence of photos on 8 September 1942 at Hampton Roads, Virginia. The launch moored alongside in the above photo is raised to deck level.||USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|3.43k||12 September 1942 photo of the Indiana (BB-58) wearing a "fake bow" off of "A-turret".||USN photo # 80-G-16187 from NARA, College Park, Maryland, courtesy of Sean Hert.|
|Off to War / 1942 - November 1944
|100k||Lookouts in Aft Conning Tower.||USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|77k||Indiana (BB-58) in a South Pacific harbor, now wearing measure 22 camouflage, 17 December, 1942. Taken by a Saratoga (CV-3) photographer.||Official USN photo USNHC # NH 80-G-35773, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.|
|90k||Starboard broadside view of the Indiana (BB-58) in a South Pacific harbor, now wearing measure 22 camouflage, 17 December, 1942. Taken by a Saratoga (CV-3) photographer. Note PT boats.||USN photo # 80-G-35772, submitted by Pieter Bakels.|
|79k||Oil on canvas painting by the artist Anthony Saunders, entitled "Indiana (BB-58), First Tour of Duty".||Text and drawing courtesy of naval-art.com|
|70k||Port and starboard view line drawing of the Indiana (BB-58).||Courtesy of Joe Radigan & the USN.|
|180k||A painting by the artist Wayne Scarpaci entitled "Sudden Squall".||Drawing courtesy of artbywayne.com
|170k||Drawing prepared by the Bureau of Ships for Camouflage Measure 32, Design 1D intended for the battleship Massachusetts (BB-59), circa 1943. This camouflage design was not actually used on Massachusetts or any other ship of her class.||Official USN photo # 80-G-157914, from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.|
|129k||Drawing prepared by the Bureau of Ships for use in preparing camouflage designs for the Indiana (BB-58); Massachusetts (BB-59); and Alabama (BB-60), circa 1943. This plan shows the ship's starboard side, superstructure ends and exposed decks.||Official USN photo # 80-G-156818, from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.|
|60k||Drawing prepared by the Bureau of Ships for use in preparing camouflage designs for the Indiana (BB-58); Massachusetts (BB-59); and Alabama (BB-60), circa 1943. This plan shows the ship's port side.||Official USN photo # 80-G-156819, from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.|
|466k||This photo was on Alabama (BB-60) page. However, it is Indiana (BB-58). The presence of a port-side boat handling crane precludes Alabama , which carried none. The only other South Dakota-class with a port-side crane was Massachusetts (BB-59) - but Massachusetts, and South Dakota, both had a stepped-down platform on the control tower, whereas Indiana and Alabama had a platform that was level instead of uneven. The searchlight arrangement matches Alabama - but again, Alabama didnít have a boat crane. And then thereís the paint scheme - the stub foremast indicates 1942-3, and Indiana wore Measure 21 while so fitted. Paint scheme, tower configuration, and presence of the port boat crane mean this has to be Indiana - she also lacks the Mk 3 radar her sisters carried on their conning towers. The features plus the presence of a carrier (riveted 5"/38 shield, no crane legs as on Saratoga (CV-3), and catwalk stantion pattern that matches the Essex class date this photo to August-September 1943, which was the first time Indiana operated with an Essex (CV-9) - for the Marcus Island Raid with Essex herself and Yorktown (CV-10).||Phjoto i.d. & text via Evan Dwyer.
USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
|558k||Indiana (BB-58) bound for raid on Marcus Island. Photographed by Lieutenant Charles Kerlee, TR-6414, August 1943.
Among the things to note that distinguish this period photo from later war years are the following:
She is wearing Measure 22. Measure 22 had a dark hull, up to a line parallel to the waterline and at a height equal to the lowest part of the main deck. Everything above that line was painted in a lighter gray. You can see the lighter color on the bow, where the main deck angles up. The original colors for Measure 22 were Navy Blue (5-N) and Haze Grey (5-H). By late 1944 the original composition of these paint colors had changed and both were actually neutral grays, but with 5-N being much darker.
By the Gilberts op, she was not only all pretty and confusing in Measure 32, but she also had the much larger antenna of an SK-1 radar instead of the SC as her main search radar.
Another clue is the number of 40mm guns; by '44 the 20mm's on the bow and atop the No. 3 turret would have been replaced by 40mm's as well as additional mounts on the 02 deck forward and around the base of the after main battery fire control tower.
She is also accompanied by a Cleveland-class (CL-55 / 83) riding shotgun behind her with a destroyer off in the forward distance.
| Photo i.d. courtesy of David C. Nilsen, CTR USA, TRADOC, Charles Haberlein & Chris Hoehn.|
Text i.d. Measure 22 courtesy of Aryeh Weterhorn.
USN photo # 80-G-471021, courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, via flickr.com.
|40k||Indiana (BB-58) on 7 November 1943, anchored at Viti Levu, Nandi off Fiji Islands, now wearing measure 32/11D camouflage - the only South Dakota class (BB-57 - 60) to wear the dazzle camouflage.||USN photo.|
|211k||The Indiana (BB-58), wearing measure 32/11D camouflage, is about to receive a visitor in the form of a LCM. Anchored behind her looks to be a attack transport.||Drawing courtesy of artbywayne.com|
|60k||Iowa (BB-61) underway at sea during the Marshalls Operation, 24 January 1944. She is wearing Camouflage Measure 32, Design 1B. In the left distance, also painted in Camouflage Measure 32 (possibly Design 11D), is Indiana (BB-58). This image has been cropped to emphasize the ships and their camouflage patterns.||Official USN photo # 80-G-235080, now in the collections of the National Archives.|
|61k||Captain William M. Fechteler commanded the battleship Indiana (BB-58) in the Pacific in 1943. Promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in early 1944, he was Commander of the Seventh Fleet's Amphibious Group 8 from August 1944 to March 1945, participating in landings at Morotai, Leyte, Lingayen and elsewhere in the Philippines. USN Portrait photograph, taken circa 1944-45.||Official USN photo now in the collections of the National Archives as # 80-G-302299 & submitted by Bill Gonyo.|
|175k||Steaming with Task Force 58.1 on 27 January 1944, en route to attack Taroa Island airfield, Maloelap Atoll, Marshall Islands. Taken by a Enterprise (CV-6) photographer.||Official USN photo # 80-G-222923, now in the collections of the National Archives.|
|64k||Indiana (BB-58) underway at sea in 1944, probably in late January while the ship was en route to the Marshall Islands to support the Kwajalein invasion.||Official USN photo # NH 52662a (cropped), from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.|
|2.17k||The Indiana (BB-58) taken during attack missions on Japanese bases in the Marshall islands.||USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|383k||Reveille is sounded on the Indiana (BB-58).||Photo courtesy of Dave Reed.|
|476k||The Indiana (BB-58) & Iowa (BB-61) underway. |
This 1944 photo shows Iowa in her anti-submarine camouflage measure, applied in December or in early January 1944 with Navy Blue (5-N) and Light Grey (5-L) and Deck Blue (20-B) horizontal surfaces. Highly visible in this view are the fine forward hull lines for a higher speed than the preceding South Dakota class battleships. Consequently her #1 turret had little depth for torpedo protection.
Note the 20mm gallery atop #2 turret.
|USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|78k||Damage to starboard quarter after collision with Washington (BB-56) on 1 February 1944 off Kwajalein. Both ships were checked and patched at Majuro Lagoon before they limped to Pearl Harbor. The Washington had a temporary bow installed there and was permanently repaired at PSNS, while the Indiana (BB-58) was repaired at Pearl. This was the biggest job completed at Pearl Harbor during the war. The damage showed a weakness in the class design and if the Washington had been not been able to slow, the Indiana could have been lost from uncontrollable flooding from the stern.||Official USN photo # NH 92881, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.|
|83k||Indiana (BB-58) at Majuro Atoll for repairs on 3 February 1944. She had collided with Washington (BB-56) during the night of 1 February, while taking part in the Marshalls operation. Damage to her starboard hull side is visible below her after 16-inch gun turret. Washington, whose bow was wrecked in the accident, is in the left background, alongside Vestal (AR-4).||Official USN photo # 80-G-275955, now in the collections of the National Archives.|
|646k||Indiana (BB-58) at Pearl Harbor on 13 February 1944, showing damage to her starboard side received in her 1 February 1944 collision with Washington (BB-56).||Official USN photo # NH 92880, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.|
|71k||Indiana (BB-58) at Pearl Harbor on 13 February 1944, showing damage to her starboard side received in her 1 February 1944 collision with Washington (BB-56).||Official USN photo # NH 92882, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.|
|505k||Looking down and aft at starboard damage as ship arrived at Pearl Harbor on 13 February 1944.||USN photo # 1202-44 courtesy of David Buell.|
|68k||Indiana (BB-58) at Pearl Harbor on 13 February 1944, showing damage to her starboard side received in collision with Washington (BB-56) on 1 February 1944. Tug YT-471 is assisting. Note the "cage" mast mounted ashore in the left distance. It was removed from California (BB-44) while she was being salvaged following the 7 December 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.||Official USN photo # NH 92883, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.|
|700k||1944 picture of the Indiana (BB-58) after Pearl Harbor refit following collision with Washington (BB-56) in February, 1944.||USN photo courtesy of David Buell + Pieter Bakels.|
|819k||Underway, starboard view with another battleship trailing in May 1944.||USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|254k||Indiana (BB-58) departed for Bremerton, Wash., from the Pacific battle zone, arriving 23 October 1944. The following three photos show BB-57 Class propellers being cast at Mare Island on 16 September 1944, probably for her use during her subsequent refit. Note the writing "5 blade prop" under the stand.||USN photo # 5787-44, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker. Partial text courtesy of DANFS.|
|224k||The second of three photos show the plant casting method as developed for 5 bladed propellers being cast at Mare Island on 16 September 1944, probably for her use during her subsequent refit. In this photo the molten lead is in the process of flowing into the bucket which will carry it to the form.||USN photo # 5788-44, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker. Partial text courtesy of DANFS.|
|179k||The third of three photos show the plant casting method as developed for 5 bladed propellers being cast at Mare Island on 16 September 1944, probably for her use during her subsequent refit. The molten lead is being poured into its form.||USN photo # 5789-44, courtesy of Darryl L. Baker. Partial text courtesy of DANFS.|
|832k||Good detail in this overhead view, possibly in Puget Sound, 30 November 1944.||USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|1.32k||Broad on starboard view, Puget Sound, 30 November 1944.||USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|260k||Starboard quarter view on 30 November 1944, high speed turn in Puget Sound.||BuShips photo #75600, courtesy of David Buell.|
|355k||Dead ahead view in Puget Sound, 30 November 1944.||USN photo courtesy of David Buell.|
|December 1944 - Victory in the Pacific
|604k||Bow view of the Indiana (BB-58) at sea.
This photo was taken after her last wartime refit which dates from late 1944 to 1945.
|Text i.d. courtesy of David Buell. |
National Archives photo # 19-LCM-BB-58-1, courtesy of David Buell.
|322k||The Indiana (BB-58) stern view, starboard side, at Puget Sound Navy Yard on 5 December 1944.||USN photo # 4213-44 courtesy of David Buell.|
|360k||The Indiana (BB-58) stern view, port side, at Puget Sound Navy Yard on 5 December 1944.||Official USN photo # 4215-44 courtesy of David Buell.|
|385k||The Indiana (BB-58) wearing Measure 22 poses for a broadside view, port side at Puget Sound Navy Yard on 5 December 1944.||USN photo # 4216-44 courtesy of David Buell.|
|365k||Indiana (BB-58) and ships of Cruiser Division 5 bombarding Iwo Jima on 23 January 1945.||Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 1004219.|
|459k||Photo taken from the Collett (DD-730) and shows the shooting down of a "Betty" attacking the Indiana (BB-58), 1 April 1945.||Photo courtesy of Arthur C. Mullen (Capt. USN, Ret, Deceased) via his grandson Lee Revell.|
|134k||Indiana (BB-58) receives powder for her 16-inch guns, via highline from Wrangell (AE-12), during the Okinawa operation, 8 April 1945.||Official USN photo # NH 80-G-318948, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.|
|150k||View of Indiana's (BB-58) superstructure looking aft from the top of her #2 turret gun house roof. Photo taken between 27 May and 4 June 1945.||USN photo # 80-G-325085 courtesy of Tracy White @ Researcher @ Large.|
|124k||View of Indiana's (BB-58) superstructure looking forward shot to starboard of her #3 turret.||USN photo # 80-G-325087 courtesy of Tracy White @ Researcher @ Large.|
|748k||Capt. Francis Paxton Old was the 6th commanding officer of the battleship Indiana (BB-58) from 1 May 1945 to 5 December 1945.||USN photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.|
|64k||Taking water over the bow, while steaming through a typhoon in the Okinawa area, circa 5 June 1945.||Official USN photo # NH 80-G-342732, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.|
|717k||A day in the life aboard Indiana (BB-58) in 1945.||USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|269k||The United States battleships Indiana (BB-58), Massachusetts (BB-59) and Alabama (BB-60) form a line ahead during target practice as seen from the South Dakota (BB-57), 1945.||USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|3.22k|| THIRD FLEET WARSHIPS FORM BATTLE LINE OFF JAPAN.
MOVING IN COLUMN, SOME OF THE THIRD FLEET WARSHIPS MANEUVER NEAR KAMAISHI, ON JAPAN'S HOME ISLAND OF HONSHU ON JULY 14. A FEW MINUTES LATER THEY OPENEDFIRE ON THE IMPERIAL IRON WORKS AT KAMAISHI. NAVY DID NOT NAME WARSHIPS BUT SAID MASSACHUSETTS (BB-59), SOUTH DAKOTA (BB-57), INDIANA (BB-58), QUINCY (CA-71) AND CHICAGO (CA-136) PARTICIPATED IN THE SHELLING.
Bombardment of Kamaishi, Japan, 14 July 1945. Battleships and heavy cruisers steam in column off Kamaishi, at the time they bombarded the iron works there, as seen from South Dakota (BB-57). Indiana (BB-58) is the nearest ship, followed by Massachusetts (BB-59). Cruisers Chicago (CA-136) and Quincy (CA-71) bring up the rear.
|API photo, & text courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
Text courtesy of USNHC # NH 80-G-490143.
|357k||Indiana (BB-58) fires a salvo from her forward 16"/45 guns at the Kamaishi plant of the Japan Iron Company,250 miles north of Tokyo. A second before, South Dakota (BB-57), from which this photograph was taken, fired the initial salvo of the first naval gunfire bombardment of the Japanese Home Islands. The superstructure of Massachusetts (BB-59) is visible directly behind Indiana. The heavy cruiser in the left center distance is either Quincy (CA-71) or Chicago (CA-136).||Text courtesy of USNHC from photo # 80-G-K-6035. |
Photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.
|828k||Bombardment of Kamaishi Japan, August 1945. Massachusetts (BB-59) opens fire on Kamaishi , in the last battleship bombardment of World War II, 9 August 1945. Photographed from Indiana (BB-58).||Official USN photo # 80-G-339333, now in the collections of the National Archives.|
|419k||The battleships Indiana (BB-58) and Massachusetts (BB-59) operating off Honshu. The Massachusetts is firing. The South Dakota (BB-57) can be seen behind her.||USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|745k||The bombardment of the steel mills of Kamaishi on Honshu, Japan. 8.9.1945.||USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|837k||The Indiana (BB-58) and Massachusetts (BB-59) and two Baltimore Class heavy cruisers close in for a bombardment.||USN photo courtesy of Pieter Bakels.|
|502k||Indiana (BB-58) target was city and steel works of Kamaishi , Honshu, Japan. 16" guns fire forward. Projectiles can be seen in the left of picture. This was the last salvo of the last shot in the entire bombardment, perhaps the last shot of the war. Photographed by PhoM2/c Frank P. Fish onboard Indiana, 9 August 1945.||USN photo # 80-G-339340, courtesy of the National Museum of the U.S. Navy, via flickr.com.|
|1.20k||Beginning of the end.
Indiana (BB-58) and crew heading for home after war's end.
|Insert photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com. |
USN photo courtesy of David Buell.
|Post War - Scrapping
|55k||A post-war view while in Puget Sound, February 1946.||USN photo.|
|383k||Massachusetts (BB-59) (foreground) and Alabama (BB-60) in San Francisco, early 1946. Notice in bottom left foreground the anemometer cup and windvane on the yardarm of Indiana (BB-58).||Photo courtesy of Battleship Cove via Yu Chu.|
|158k||17 March 1946. The Indiana (BB-58), Massachusetts (BB-59)& Alabama (BB-60) tied up at the Embarcadero, San Francisco.||USN photo graph courtesy of Pieter Bakels. Text courtesy of
|497k||U.S. Navy ships at Seattle, Washington, on 9 January 1947. Three aircraft carriers are at Pier 91, Bunker Hill (CV-17), Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) and Essex (CV-9). Ticonderoga (CV-14) is at Pier 92. The battleships Indiana (BB-58) and Alabama (BB-60) are moored opposite of the Ticonderoga .||USN photo 80-G-373247 from the Essex (CVS-9) 1967 cruise book via Robert Hurst.|
|1.10k||Puget Sound NSY around 1948. There are five mothballed Essex class (CV-9) carriers at the left. To the right of the carriers are five battleships. I believe they are Alabama (BB-60), West Virginia (BB-48), Maryland (BB-46), Indiana (BB-58), Colorado (BB-45).||USN photo courtesy of Joe MacDonald.|
|>||570k||Four mothballed battleships at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 1948.|
Left to right: Alabama (BB-60), West Virginia (BB-48), Indiana (BB-58) & Colorado (BB-45).
|Photo courtesy of Joe MacDonald.|
|1.00k||Indiana (BB-58) at Pier D, Puget Sound Navy Yard.||USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.|
|82k||The battleship Indiana (BB-58), being towed out into Puget Sound from the Bremerton, Washington Naval Shipyard to begin her final journey to Richmond California where she was scrapped.||Courtesy of Stan Svec.|
|65k||The battleship Indiana (BB-58), being towed under the Golden Gate Bridge to Richmond California where she was scrapped.||Copy San Francisco Examiner .|
|125k||The battleship Indiana (BB-58), nicknamed the Hoosier Houseboat - the black maw of one of her 16-inch guns staring at the camera-is headed for the oblivion of the scrap pile. The steel in her proud hull is being nonchalantly cut up by the torches. She was towed under San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge into Richmond. After she's gone, there will be only 8 surviving American battleships, symbols of an extinct breed.||Courtesy of Stan Svec & Joe Perchetti.|
|290k||The battleship Indiana (BB-58) at the breakers. United Press International. Dated 12 November 1963, but not specified if that is date taken or date filed.||UPI photo courtesy of David Buell.|
|74k||Shortly before 22 November 1963, scrapping at Richmond California.||Courtesy of Eric Dahlstrom.|
|142k||22 November 1963, scrapping at Richmond California.||Copy San Francisco Examiner.|
|376k||A guest studies a painting depicting the history of battleships. The artwork was painted by George Skybeck and presented to the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association during their annual banquet at Honolulu, Hawaii, on 8 December 1991.||USN photo # DN-SC-92-05391, by PHC Carolyn Harris, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.|
|719k||Indiana's (BB-58) gun muzzle on Display at the Pacific Theatre Section of the National Museum of US Navy.||Photo courtesy of Yu Chu.|
|371||A quote made by Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz is inscribed on a granite wall at the National World War II Memorial located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Fleet Adm. Nimitz was the United States signatory to the surrender terms aboard the battleship Missouri (BB-63) in Tokyo Bay, Japan on 2 September 1945, thus ending World War II. Established by the American Battle Monuments Commission, the memorial honors all military veterans of World War II, the citizens on the home front, the nation at large, and the high moral purpose and idealism that motivated the nation's call to arms. On 29 May 2004, the memorial was formally dedicated with an estimated 200,000 people expected to attend, and includes 100,000 visiting veterans of all wars.||USN photo # N-0295M-011 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain, courtesy of news.navy.mil.|
|393k||One of Indiana's (BB-58) anchors on display at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne Indiana, 2007.||Photo courtesy of Jim Reilly via Yu Chu.|
|787k||Bow of the Indiana (BB-58) in a parking lot in Berkeley California, December 2011.||Photo courtesy of Jeremy Dennis.|
|340k||2 photo PDF of the bow of Indiana (BB-58) arriving at the Indiana Stadium before being renovated and restored in 2013.||Photo by Indiana University via Yu Chu.|
|786k||Plaque located at Indiana University Memorial Stadium, 12 November 2016.||Photo credit: Onward State via Yu Chu.|
|459k||Indiana's (BB-58) 2 dual 40mm anti aircraft guns on each end of the display at Indiana University Memorial Stadium, 14 August 2017.||Photo by Z.Cash via Yu Chu.|
|311k||Indiana's (BB-58) bow and mast at Indiana University Memorial Stadium, 14 August 2017.||Photo by Z.Cash via Yu Chu.|
|01||CAPT. Merrill, Aaron Stanton (Tip), USN (USNA 1912) :VADM||30.04.1942 - 23.01.1943|
|02||CAPT. Peyton, Thomas Green, USN (USNA 1915) :COMO||23.01.1943 - 10.08.1943|
|03||CAPT. Fechteler, William Morrow, USN (USNA 1916) :ADM||10.08.1943 - 13.01.1944|
|04||CAPT. Steele, James Mortimer, USN (USNA 1916)||13.01.1944 - 17.03.1944|
|05||CAPT. Keliher Jr., Thomas Joseph, USN (USNA 1916) :RADM||17.03.1944 - 01.05.1945|
|06||CAPT. Old, Francis Paxton, USN (USNA 1920) :VADM||01.05.1945 - 05.12.1945|
|07||CAPT. Talbot, Frank Russell, USN (USNA 1921B) :RADM||05.12.1945 - 20.07.1946|
|08||CDR. Schulz, Lester Robert, USN (USNA 1934) :RADM||20.07.1946 - 17.08.1946|
|09||CAPT. Carrington, James Herbert, USN (USNA 1925)||17.08.1946 - 11.09.1947|
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