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This moving memorial honors the men of the USS Indianapolis whose ship was sunk by Japanese torpedoes after delivering the atomic bomb to Tinian Island. The ship sank in 12 minutes and 300 men went down with her; of the remaining 900+ men who went into the shark-infested ocean only 316 would be found alive four days later. The granite memorial mimics the bow of the cruiser and is inscribed with the ship’s number “CA-35”. On the black center panel is inscribed the entire crew list (“The Final Sailing”) on one side and a holographic etched image of the ship on the other. On the gray granite base is describe the story of the USS Indianapolis and its fate. The monument sits in a beautifully terraced stone garden that when looked upon directly from the front again appears as the bow of a ship.

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