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: