Acosta, Charles Mack, MM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1945-1945, MM-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
MM-Machinists Mate

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Home Town
New Orleans, LA
Last Address
1933 Pauger St
New Orleans, LA
(Parents~ Mr& Mrs Horace Joseph Acosta

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1945
Hostile, Died
Drowned, Suffocated
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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  1945-1945, MM-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)

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USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Unit Page

Petty Officer Third Class

MM-0000-Machinist's Mate

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 USS Indianapolis (CA-35) Details

USS Indianapolis (CA-35)

Displacement 9,950 Tons, Dimensions, 610' 3" (oa) x 66' 1" x 24' (Max)
Armament 9 x 8"/55, 8 x 5"/25, 8 x 0.5" 4 Aircraft.
Armor, 5" Belt, 2 1/2 Turrets, 2 1/2" Deck, 1 1/4 Conning Tower.
Machinery, 107,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 32.7 Knots, Crew 621.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 31 MAR 1930 at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ
Launched 07 NOV 1931
Commissioned 15 NOV 1932
Fate: Torpedoed and sunk 30 JUL 1945 by Japanese submarine I-58


USS Indianapolis (CL/CA-35) was a Portland-class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy. She was named for the city of Indianapolis, Indiana.

She was the flagship of Admiral Raymond Spruance while he commanded the Fifth Fleet in battles across the Central Pacific. Her sinking led to the greatest single loss of life at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy. On 30 July 1945, after delivering parts for Little Boy, the first atomic bomb used in combat, to the United States air base at Tinian, the ship was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine I-58, sinking in 12 minutes. Of 1,196 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship.

The remaining 900 faced exposure, dehydration, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks while floating with few lifeboats and almost no food or water. The Navy learned of the sinking when survivors were spotted four days later by the crew of a PV-1 Ventura on routine patrol. Only 317 survived.


Rank Name Date
Captain John M. Smeallie 15 November 1932 — 10 December 1934
Captain William S. McClintic 10 December 1934 — 16 March 1936
Captain Henry Kent Hewitt 16 March 1936 – 5 June 1937
Captain Thomas C. Kinkaid 5 June 1937 – 1 July 1938
Captain John F. Shafroth, Jr. 1 July 1938 – 1 October 1941
Captain Edward Hanson 1 October 1941 – 11 July 1942
Captain Morton L. Deyo 11 July 1942 – 12 January 1943
Captain Nicholas Vytlacil 12 January 1943 – 30 July 1943
Captain Einar R. Johnson 30 July 1943 – 18 November 1944
Captain Charles B. McVay III 18 November 1944 – 30 July 1945

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Surface Vessels

Heavy Cruiser

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Last Updated: Sep 5, 2020
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USS Indianapolis (CA-35)

Haynes, Lewis Leavitt, CAPT, (1938-1965) OFF 210X Lieutenant Commander
Henry, Earl O'Dell, LCDR, (1941-1945) OFF 220X Lieutenant Commander
Conway, Thomas Michael, LT, (1942-1945) OFF 410X Lieutenant
Jump, David, ENS, (1945-1945) OFF 00X Ensign
Rood, William, MCPO, (1942-1966) 00 00E Master Chief Petty Officer
Hines, Lionel Gordon, PO1, (1942-1945) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Anderson, Vincent Udell, PO1, (1938-1945) BM BM-0000 Boatswain's Mate 1st Class
Becker, Myron Melvin, PO2, (1943-1945) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Everett, Charles Norman, PO2, (1943-1945) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ferguson, Russell Myers, PO2, (1943-1945) RT RT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Figgins, Harley, PO2, (1942-1945) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Loyd, John, PO2, (1943-1945) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Wilcox, Lindsey Zeb, PO2, (1942-1946) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Labuda, Arthur Al, PO3, (1943-1945) QM QM-0000 Quartermaster 3rd Class
Blackwell, Fermon Malachi, PO3, (1942-1945) SSM SSML-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cairo, William George, PO3, (1942-1945) BG BUG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cavitt, Clinton Columbus, PO3, (1943-1945) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Evans, Claudus, PO3, (1942-1945) GM GM-0000 Gunner's Mate 3rd Class
French, Douglas Orrin, PO3, (1942-1945) FC FC-0000 Fire Controlman 3rd Class
Albright, Charles Erskine, Cox, (1942-1945) COX COX-0000 Coxswain
Carter, Loyd George, Cox, (1941-1945) COX COX-0000 Coxswain
Abbott, George Stanely, S1c, (1943-1945) 00 00E Seaman First Class
Allen, Paul Franklin, S1c, (1943-1945) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Burrs, John William, S1c, (1942-1945) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Eddinger, John William, S1c, (1943-1945) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Emsley, William Joseph, S1c, (1943-1945) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Eyet, Donald Archie, S1c, (1943-1945) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Lauder, James, S1c, (1944-1946) RD RD-0000 Seaman First Class
McDowell, Robert Earl, S1c, (1943-1945) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Moreland, Tom, S1c, (1940-1945) 00 00E Seaman First Class
McComb, Everett Albert, F1c, (1943-1945) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman First Class
Adams, Pat Leon, S2c, (1943-1945) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Adorante, Dante William, S2c, (1944-1945) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
E'Golf, Harold Wesley, S2c, (1944-1945) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Feeney, Paul Ross, S2c, (1944-1945) RM RM-0000 Seaman Second Class
Goff, Robert, SN, (1942-1946) GM GF-0000 Seaman Second Class
Haberman, Bernard, S2c, (1944-1945) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Sharp, William Hafford, S2c, (1944-1946) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Smith, James, S2c, (1943-1946) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Bennett, Dean Randall, HA2c, (1945-1945) HA HA-0000 Hospital Apprentice Second Class
Allmaras, Harold Dean, F2c, (1944-1945) F2c F2c-0000 Fireman Second Class
Antonie, Charles Jacob, F2c, (1945-1945) F2c F2c-0000 Fireman Second Class
Mabee, Kenneth Charles, F2c, (1944-1945) F2c F2c-0000 Fireman Second Class
Owensby, Clifford Cecil, F1c, (1944-1945) F2c F2c-0000 Fireman Second Class
Tryon, Frederick Braum, Bug2c, (1945-1945) BG BUG-0000 Bugler Second Class
Crouch, Edwin Mason, CAPT, (1917-1945) OFF Captain
McVay, Charles Butler, RADM, (1916-1949) OFF Captain
Trudeau, Edmond Albert, LT, (1940-1945) OFF Lieutenant
Barry, Charles, LTJG, (1943-1945) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lion, Richard, LTJG, (1942-1947) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Alvey, Edward Wuites, PO2, (1942-1945) AG Petty Officer Second Class
Bowman, Charles Edward, TC1, (1939-1945) Chief Petty Officer

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