On October 26, 2019, with over 10,000 people in attendance, PCU Indianapolis (LCS 17) was placed into commission in her namesake city’s home state. The historic commissioning took place on the shore of Lake Michigan in Burns Harbor, Indiana.
This book is a tribute to the officers and crew of our new USS Indianapolis (LCS 17); and to all of the crews who served aboard the city’s previous namesake ships: USS Indianapolis (ID 3865), USS Indianapolis (CA 35), and USS Indianapolis (SSN 697). This is also a tribute to the thousands of companies and workers involved in her design and construction; the state of Indiana; and the city of Indianapolis.
May her legacy of war continue to be a legacy of victory.
Godspeed to all who sail on her.