Allied Warships

USS Arkansas (BB 33)

Battleship of the Wyoming class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeBattleship
ClassWyoming 
PennantBB 33 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down25 Jan 1910 
Launched14 Jan 1911 
Commissioned17 Sep 1912 
End service29 Jul 1946 
History

On 25 July 1946, the venerable battleship was sunk in Test "Baker" at Bikini. Decommissioned on 29 July 1946, Arkansas was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 15 August 1946.

 

Commands listed for USS Arkansas (BB 33)

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CommanderFromTo
John Leslie Hall, Jr., USN
William Hubbel Pashley, USN
1Capt. Carleton Fanton Bryant, USN 5 May 1943
2Frederick Gore Richards, USN5 May 1943Sep 1944
3Lt.Cdr. George McFadden O'Rear, USNSep 194417 Aug 1945
4Wade Deweese, USN17 Aug 1945

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