New Navy ship USS Indianapolis to be commissioned at Port of Indiana this weekend


>>>THE SHIP IS DESIGNED WITH A CREW OF 70 PERSONNEL. WE HAVE TUNNELS UNDERNEATH THE SHIP TO DRAW WATER UP LIKE A JET SKI AND IT IS VERY MANEUVERABLE. WE ARE ABLE TO SUPPORT OURSELVES FOR 10 DAYS FOR NEEDING TO RESTOCK OUR FOOD STORES AND FUEL STORES. WE CAN CARRY 100,000 GALLONS OF FUEL. WILL: THIS WILL BE THE FOURTH VESSEL TO BEAR THE NAME USS INDIANAPOLIS. THE SECOND WAS SUNK IN 1945 WHILE RETURNING FROM DELIVERING KEY COMPONENTS FOR THE ATOMIC BOMB. ONLY 17 CREWMEN SURVIVED THE SINKING. THIS SAILOR WAS ON BOARD.>>YOU GO THROUGH SOMETHING LIKE THAT, YOU NEVER FORGET IT. 104 HOURS ROUGHLY WITHOUT FOOD AND WATER. I WAS SATURATED WITH FUEL. I DON’T LIKE THE SMELL OF DIESEL FUEL.>>THE INDIANAPOLIS WON 10 BATTLE STARS DURING WORLD WAR II. I HOPE WE CAN LIVE UP TO THAT AND PERFORM THAT WELL WITHIN THE FLEET. WILL: THE CEREMONY IS THIS SATURDAY MORNING AT BURNS HARBOR. 11,000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO BE

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