The following pictures are of the USS Indianapolis during her first couple of World War Two overhauls that took place in the spring of 1942 and 1943 respectively. Naval overhauls were common events during World War Two as older ships were modernized in an attempt to match the capabilities of younger ships. World War Two forced many countries, especially the United States, to drastically increase their military funding which enabled these overhauls to occur more frequently. This process also occurred as new technologies became available for more wide-spread use and warfare tactics evolved to face specific threats. Examples of this include the development of radar and a focus on anti-submarine and anti-air armament.
[Images courtesy of the Department of the Navy - Naval History & Heritage Command.]