USS New Orleans (CA 32)
Heavy cruiser of the New Orleans class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||New York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||14 Mar 1931|
|Launched||12 Apr 1933|
|Commissioned||15 Feb 1934|
|End service||10 Feb 1947|
Decommissioned 10 February 1947.
Commands listed for USS New Orleans (CA 32)
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|1||Capt. Allen Bevins Reed, USN||15 Feb 1934||31 Aug 1935|
|2||Howard Harrison Good, USN||22 Aug 1941||18 Jun 1942|
|3||Walter Stanley Delany, USN||18 Jun 1942||2 Nov 1942|
|4||Clifford Harris Roper, USN||2 Nov 1942||14 Apr 1943|
|5||Ralph Otis Davis, USN||14 Apr 1943||4 Jul 1943|
|6||Samuel Robert Shumaker, USN||4 Jul 1943||19 May 1944|
|7||John Dandridge Henley Kane, USN||19 May 1944||8 Jun 1944|
|8||Jack Ellett Hurff, USN||8 Jun 1944||6 Aug 1945|
|9||Charles Frederick Erck, USN||6 Aug 1945||5 Jun 1946|
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Notable events involving New Orleans include:
30 Nov 1942
USS New Orleans was hit by Japanese "Long Lance" torpedo during The Battle of Tassafaronga. Huge explosion cut off the bow with "A" main turret. Later the cruiser received a new bow. (1)
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