Allied Warships

USS Vincennes (i) (CA 44)

Heavy cruiser of the New Orleans class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
ClassNew Orleans 
PennantCA 44 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down2 Jan 1934 
Launched21 May 1936 
Commissioned24 Feb 1937 
Lost9 Aug 1942 

USS Vincennes (Captain Frederick Louis Riefkohl) was sunk at Savo Island by Japanese warships. 349 of her crew died in the loss and 812 survivors were rescued by the USS Bagley/Buchanan/Helm and Wilson and 292 were wounded which includes the Commanding officer Riefkohl.


Commands listed for USS Vincennes (i) (CA 44)

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1Capt. John Reginald Beardal, USN14 Jul 193923 Apr 1941
2Capt. Frederick Louis Riefkohl, USN23 Apr 19419 Aug 1942

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The Shame of Savo

Loxton, Bruce with Coulthard-Clark, Chris

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