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Indy’s story is our legacy, a common bond that unites the generations of families and friends. Of the 1,195 members of the final sailing crew, 879 lives were lost and only 316 survived to tell the tale. More than three-quarters of a century has passed since the fatal torpedo attack and sinking of USS Indianapolis (CA-35) on July 30, 1945. Our solemn promise is to keep the story alive and bring recognition to the ship’s valiant crew.


In the January 2021, Legacy launched a new program for Student Members, ages 5 to 18. Twelve students joined as inaugural members and have been off to a strong start. These young members are actively involved in learning about the ship and sharing her story. Hear from Shea Groves, our Founding Student Member, by watching the video below:

YES, please sign me up for the STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
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For mail-in payments by check, please CLICK HERE to download and print the application form that can be mailed in with your student's payment.  All credit card information mailed in will be shredded immediately after processing.  


NOTE: If your student has already completed the application online, then please just include student's name, best phone number to reach you, and the applicable payment information on the printed form.  Mailing instructions are included on the form.

Use your phone to pay by Paypal or Venmo.​

Our Venmo ID is  @USSIndyLegacyOrg

Our Paypal address is


Make sure you include the name you listed on your membership application in the "memo" section.

The IRS has classified USS Indianapolis CA-35 Legacy Organization as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our employer identification number is  82-5498677

In order for membership forms to be processed, payment must be received within 30 days of completing this online form. Receipts will be emailed to you once payment is processed.

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Our Student Membership Application is for youth ages 5 to 18
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