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In 1945, the sinking of Indianapolis led to the greatest single loss of life at sea, from a single ship, in the history of the US Navy.
The vessel served as the flagship for the commander of Scouting Force 1 for eight pre-war years, then as flagship for Admiral Raymond Spruance, in 19, while he commanded the Fifth Fleet in battles across the Central Pacific in World War II.
Indianapolis then transited the Panama Canal for training off the Chilean coast.
After overhaul at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, she sailed to Maine, to embark President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Campobello Island, New Brunswick, on 1 July 1933.
Getting under way the same day, Indianapolis arrived at Annapolis, Maryland, on 3 July.
She hosted six members of the Cabinet, along with Roosevelt, during its stay there.
Attacking from the south through the Owen Stanley mountain range, the US air forces surprised and inflicted heavy damage on Japanese warships and transports, losing few aircraft.