SHIPBOARD LIFE PHOTOGRAPHS
This is a Series of Photographs of life aboard the USS Indiana
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The 118 photographs have been arranged in 14 broad categories

This Page

Keep It Shipshape
A Day Ashore
Launching And Recovery
Religious Services
Rest And Recreation

Page 2

Special Delivery
Rough Weather, 05 June 1945 Typhoon
V-J Day
Inspection
Ports Of Call

Page 3

How To Become A Shellback
Athletics
Ceremonies
Other


KEEP IT SHIPSHAPE

cruisebook/page048ul.jpgCleaning life lines, Taken USS Indiana, September 1945






cruisebook/page048ur.jpg Cleaning 20mm gun on top of ammunition locker, Taken USS Indiana September 1945






cruisebook/page048l.jpg Marine wire brushing elevation wheel of 20mm gum mount, Taken USS Indiana September 1945










cruisebook/page049u.jpg Holy stoning main deck, Taken USS Indiana September 1945






44cal/page11u.jpg Scrubbing down hammocks, Taken USS Indiana 1943






45cal/page05l.jpgScrubbing down hammocks, Taken USS Indiana, 1944






cruisebook/page049l.jpg Maintaining 16" recoil, Turret One, Taken USS Indiana, 1945








A DAY ASHORE
San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines
21 June 1945

cruisebook/page077m.jpgAll aboard





cruisebook/page078u.jpg On the way




cruisebook/page078mt.jpg In sight





cruisebook/page078ml.jpg Unloading





cruisebook/page078l.jpg Liberty hounds





cruisebook/page074l.jpg Holding up a palm tree





cruisebook/page079mu.html Relaxing





cruisebook/page079l.jpg End of the day






LAUNCHING AND RECOVERY

The scout planes were constantly being launched, sometimes as bombardment spotters, sometimes on anti-submarine patrol, and sometimes to rescue downed carrier airman. Air crews on these float planes generally hated these launchings. The acceleration of the plane, blasted down the tracks by an explosion of gunpowder, sometimes caused the crew to blackout or lose consciousness. Recovering these planes was a little easier, the Indiana would steer a tight, partial circle (about 90 degrees), smoking float flares were thrown over to mark wind direction, and the Indiana's forward inertia would leave a "lake" of fairly smooth water for a few hundred feet behind for the plane to land on. The plane then taxied to a net, "sea sled", the recess on the bottom of the float hooked onto the sled, and the sled and plane was pulled toward the ship's aft crane. The hook of the ships aft crane was attached to the plane by the planes crew and the plane with crew was lifted and placed back on the catapult.

hist/page025.jpg Getting Ready, Taken USS Indiana, 1945.







cruisebook/page054u Take off, Taken USS Indiana 1945





cruisebook/page054m Landing, Taken USS Indiana 1945





cruisebook/page054ll Catching the hook, Taken USS Indiana 1945






cruisebook/page054lr Hoisting in, Taken USS Indiana 1945






cruisebook/page052l Changing the prop, Taken USS Indiana 1945









RELIGIOUS SERVICES

44cal/page04l.jpg Catholic, Taken USS Indiana 1943






44cal/page04u.jpg Protestant, Taken USS Indiana 1943






45cal/page04u.jpg Chaplain Reverend Andrus conducts Protestant services, Taken USS Indiana, 1944





45cal/page04l.jpg Chaplain Father Lynch officiates at Catholic Services, Taken USS Indiana, 1944





cruisebook/page068lcha01.jpg Worship topside on the fantail, at sea, Taken USS Indiana, 1944




cruisebook/page068ul Reverend Wright, Taken USS Indiana 1945








cruisebook/page068ur Father Cragen, Taken USS Indiana 1945









cruisebook/page069u Mormon Service, Taken USS Indiana 1945





cruisebook/page069m Christian League, Taken USS Indiana 1945





cruisebook/page069lcha02.jpg Jewish Service, Taken USS Indiana, 1945







REST AND RECREATION

otherpics/andrews01.jpg Camp Andrews, Island of Oahu, HI 1943






otherpics/andrews02.jpg Camp Andrews, Island of Oahu, HI 1943






otherpics/andrews03.jpg Camp Andrews, Island of Oahu, HI 1943






otherpics/andrews04.jpg Camp Andrews, Island of Oahu, HI 1943






otherpics/andrews05.jpg Camp Andrews, Island of Oahu, HI 1943






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