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Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

USS Indianapolis

SSN 697

 
 
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Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
1. USS Indianapolis Marker
Inscription.  The USS Indianapolis (SSN 697), a nuclear fast attack, Los Angeles class submarine, was the 3rd ship of the United States Navy to be named for Indianapolis, Indiana. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut, on 24 January 1972 and her keel was laid down on 19 October 1974. She was launched on 30 July 1977 sponsored by Mrs. William G. Bray, and commissioned on 5 January 1980, with Commander Harry P. Salmon, Jr., in command. Many survivors of the WWII cruiser Indianapolis (CA 35) were present for the ceremony. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, served as home port for SSN 697 from 1981 until her decommissioning. In 1997 the Indianapolis was awarded the Battle Efficiency E. the 7th Fleet Anti-Surface Warfare Award and the Navy Unit Commendation. The ship twice received the coveted NEY Award. The sail of the Indianapolis was transferred to the Indiana Military Museum on 25 March 2013 by the United States Navy through the efforts of the members of the Hoosier base of the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. and the Sub Vets of WWII who raised the funds to construct the monument.

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officers

CDR Harry P. Salmon, Jr. USN
CDR Gordon W. Hutt, USN
CDR Harry P. Salmon, USN
CDR Steven V. Gray, USN
CDR R.S. Holbrook, USN
CDR Harry L. Sheffield, USN
CDR Thomas F. Gormon, USN
CDR David A. Zacharias, USN
CDR Douglas P. Johnson, USN
CDR William J. Toti, USN

Characteristics
Class: Los Angeles Class Submarine
Length: 362'
Beam: 33'
Surface speed: 15 knots
Submerged speed: greater than 25 knots
Submersible depth: Classified
Crew: 12 Officers, 115 Enlisted
Armament: 4 torpedo tubes
Delivery: Harpoon anti-ship missiles
Mark 48 advanced capability torpedoes
Submarine launched mobile mines
Tomahawk land attack missiles

History
Name: USS Indianapolis
Awarded: 24 January 1972
Builder: General Dynamics Corp.
Laid down: 19 October 1974
Launched: 30 July 1977
Commissioned: 5 January 1980
Struck: 22 December 1998
Cost: Approximately $900,000,000.00

(Names on committee not transcribed)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World IIWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is January 24, 1972.
 
Location. 38° 40.392′ N, 87° 32.26′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker can be reached
USS Indianapolis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
2. USS Indianapolis Marker
from South 6th Street west of Willow Street (Business U.S. 41). Marker is on the grounds of Indiana Military Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 715 S 6th St, Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. F-16 Fighting Falcon (here, next to this marker); M5 3 inch gun (here, next to this marker); M1 57mm Antitank Gun (a few steps from this marker); M-114, 155 mm Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); MiG-17F (a few steps from this marker); M2A1, 105mm Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); M-8 Armored Car (within shouting distance of this marker); M-47 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
Also see . . .  USS Indianapolis (SSN 697) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 2, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
USS Indianapolis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 23, 2021
3. USS Indianapolis Marker
A shot from the back
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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