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The USS Indianapolis was a US Navy heavy cruiser ship that launched for the first time in November of 1931. The ship had a distinguished career that included earning ten battle star awards, serving as a presidential Ship of State, and led several key attacks during World War II (1939–1945). The ship is best known, however, for the events of its last voyage. In late July of 1945, the Indianapolis delivered several key components for the first atomic bomb . By the time the bomb was dropped, the Indianapolis had been sunk by a Japanese torpedo in what has been called one of the worst maritime disasters in US history.