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USS Indianapolis salutes the USS Oregon

Indianapolis salutes Oregon

Above: A Pre-World War II post card showing the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis rendering honors to the USS Oregon moored as a museum ship in Portland, Oregon. It was common practice for Navy ships entering Portland to salute the Battleship Oregon. Sadly both ship were destroyed as a result of the approaching war. The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed late in the war by a Japanese submarine resulting in a great loss of life. 

 

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