USS Quincy (i) (CA 39)
Heavy cruiser of the New Orleans class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||15 Nov 1933|
|Launched||19 Jun 1935|
|Commissioned||9 Jun 1936|
|Lost||9 Aug 1942|
USS Quincy (Captain Samuel Nobre Moore, USN) was sunk during the Battle of Savo Island.379 of her crew died and 650 survived though 220 were wounded; All the survivors were picked up by USS Bagley/Buchanan/Ellet and the Wilson. Amongst those killed was the Commanding Officer Moore.
Commands listed for USS Quincy (i) (CA 39)
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|1||Capt. Paul Henry Bastedo, USN||4 Dec 1937||15 Dec 1939|
|2||Capt. Williams Carter Wickham, USN||15 Dec 1939||1 Jul 1941|
|3||Capt. Charlton Eugene Battle, Jr., USN||1 Jul 1941||20 May 1942|
|4||Capt. Samuel Nobre Moore, USN||20 May 1942||9 Aug 1942 (+)|
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Notable events involving Quincy (i) include:
9 Aug 1942
The Quincy was sunk along with the USS Vincennes, Astoria and the HMAS Canberra during the Japanese attempt to interdict the invasion force at Guadalcanal. The Quincy fought bravely, firing even as she slipped beneath the waves with a good portion of her crew including her Captain Samuel Moore.
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