Allied Warships

Heavy cruisers

Portland class

2 ships


The heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis of the US Navy. She was lost on 30 Jul 1945.

Technical information

TypeHeavy cruiser
Displacement9950 BRT 
Length610 feet 
Complement621 men 
Armament9 8"/55 guns (3x3).
8 5"/25 AA guns (8x1).
8 .5" AA.
4 aircraft, 2 catapults.  
Max speed32.5 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Power107000 SHP 
Notes on class 


All ships of the Portland class


US Navy (more on US Navy)

USS Portland (CA 33)
USS Indianapolis (CA 35) Lost on 30 Jul 1945


2 Heavy cruisers of the Portland class. 1 of them was lost.

See all Heavy cruiser classes.



Left for dead

Pete Nelson

Books dealing with this subject include:

Abandon Ship!, Newcomb, Richard F., 2000
Left for dead, Pete Nelson, 2003
The Tragic Fate of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, Lech, Raymond B., 2001



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