Allied Warships

USS Minneapolis (CA 36)

Heavy cruiser of the New Orleans class

USS Minneapolis early in the war.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
ClassNew Orleans 
PennantCA 36 
Built byPhiladelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down27 Jun 1931 
Launched6 Sep 1933 
Commissioned19 May 1934 
End service10 Feb 1947 

Decommissioned 10 February 1947.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold 14 August 1959 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Minneapolis (CA 36)

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1Frank Jacob Lowry, USN1 May 19426 Sep 1942
2Capt. Charles Emery Rosendahl, USN6 Sep 194219 Jul 1943
3Capt. Richard Waller Bates, USN19 Jul 194320 May 1944
4Capt. Harry Slocum, USN20 May 194416 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Minneapolis include:

30 Nov 1942
USS Minneapolis (Captain Frank Jacob Lowry, USN) was torpedoed during the Battle of Tassaforonga and her bow was blown off. Heavily damaged cruiser managed to withdraw and was later repaired however 37 of the crew died and 36 were wounded.

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