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USS Indianapolis (CA-35)/Definition

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A definition or brief description of USS Indianapolis (CA-35).
Heavy cruiser of the U.S. Navy Portland-class, built in 1932 and with a distinguished record before and during the Second World War; often the flagship of Admiral Raymond Spruance; sunk by a Japanese submarine in 1945 with a long delay before she was missed, leading to the largest loss of life of any single-ship disaster in the history of the U.S. Navy