Allied Warships

USS Tennessee (BB 43)

Battleship of the Tennessee class

USS Tennessee as modernized mid-1943.

NavyThe US Navy
PennantBB 43 
Built byNew York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.) 
Laid down14 May 1917 
Launched30 Apr 1919 
Commissioned3 Jun 1920 
End service14 Feb 1947 

USS Tennessee (Captain Charles Edwin Reordan) was at Battleship Row at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 but was damaged a lot less than most other battleships stationed there. She returned to action after short repair period in the US on 26 February 1942.

Decommissioned 14 February 1947.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold 10 July 1959 and scrapped at Baltimore.


Commands listed for USS Tennessee (BB 43)

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1Capt. Damon Earhart Cummings, USN15 Dec 19381 Jul 1940
2Capt. Jonas Howard Ingram, USN1 Jul 194031 Dec 1940
3Capt. Charles Edwin Reordan, USN31 Dec 194020 Jun 1942
4Capt. Robert Stevenson Haggart, USN20 Jun 194225 Mar 1944
5Capt. Andrew de Graff Mayer, USN25 Mar 194410 Oct 1944
6Capt. John Baptist Heffernan, USN10 Oct 19447 Sep 1945
7T/Capt. Harley Francis Cope, USN7 Sep 19458 Dec 1946

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