The original prow for the USS Indiana is now on display at IU’s Memorial Stadium.
The battleship served in the Pacific during World War II and was the last ship to be named for the Hoosier state. The acquisition reunited the ship’s prow with its mainmast and two of its gun mounts, which have been on display outside Memorial Stadium’s west entrance since May 1966.
The university formally welcomed the ship’s prow to its new home with a rededication ceremony Sept. 7, 2013, when IU hosted Navy in a home football game.
IU Communications created a multimedia project around the prow’s homecoming.
The prow received the following coverage, including from the Associated Press:
- Navy Times
- Marine Corps Times
- Army Times
- Military Times
- Air Force Times
- The Herald-Times
- Indiana Public Media
- The American Legion