Allied Warships

USS Indiana (BB 58)

Battleship of the South Dakota class

USS Indiana late in the war.

NavyThe US Navy
ClassSouth Dakota 
PennantBB 58 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered15 Dec 1938 
Laid down20 Nov 1939 
Launched21 Nov 1941 
Commissioned30 Apr 1942 
End service11 Sep 1946 

Operated in the Pacific throughout WWII, mainly in support of the fast carrier forces, and some shore bombardment duty.

Decommissioned 11 September 1946.
Stricken 1 June 1962.
Sold 6 September 1963 to be broken up for scrap.

External page
USS Indiana BB-58 Home Port


Commands listed for USS Indiana (BB 58)

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1Capt. Aaron Stanton Merrill, USN30 Apr 194223 Jan 1943 (1)
2Capt. Thomas Green Peyton, USN23 Jan 194310 Aug 1943 (1)
3T/Rear-Admiral William Morrow Fechteler, USN10 Aug 194313 Jan 1944 (1)
4Capt. James Mortimer Steele, USN13 Jan 194417 Mar 1944 (1)
5Capt. Thomas Joseph Keliher, USN17 Mar 19441 May 1945 (1)
6T/Capt. Francis Paxton Old, USN1 May 19455 Dec 1945 (1)
7T/Commodore Frank Russell Talbot, USN5 Dec 194520 Jul 1946 (1)
8Lester Robert Shulz, USN20 Jul 194617 Aug 1946 (1)
9T/Capt. James Herbert Carrington, USN17 Aug 194611 Sep 1946 (1)

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