USS Pennsylvania (BB 38)
Battleship of the Pennsylvania class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||27 Oct 1913|
|Launched||16 Mar 1915|
|Commissioned||12 Jun 1916|
|End service||29 Aug 1946|
USS Pennsylvania (Capt. C.M. Cooke, Jr.) was at Pearl Harbour on 7 December 1941, she was in dry dock but the Japanese failed to torpedo the dry dock and destroy the ship. She was damaged by lighter ordnance but not seriously though. 15 killed, 14 missing and 32 wounded in action.
On 20 December she sailed for San Francisco for repairs, lasting until 30 March 1942. She saw extensive service in the Pacific in the war, including shore bombardments.
Used as a target during Operation Crossroads atom bomb tests in June/July 1946 but survived. Decommissioned 29 August 1946 but retained at Kwajalein for examination and for use as an experimental and target ship. Sunk as a target off Kwajalein on 10 February 1948. Stricken on 19 February 1948.
Commands listed for USS Pennsylvania (BB 38)
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|1||Capt. Elwin Fisher Cutts, USN||19 Jun 1939||27 Feb 1941|
|2||Capt. Charles Maynard Cooke, Jr., USN||27 Feb 1941||3 Apr 1942|
|3||Capt. Thomas Starr King, 2nd, USN||10 Apr 1942||8 Feb 1943|
|4||Capt. William Anderson Corn, USN||8 Feb 1943||23 Apr 1944|
|5||Capt. Charles Franklin Martin, USN||23 Apr 1944||5 Jun 1945|
|6||T/Capt. William Moultrie Moses, USN||5 Jun 1945||5 Nov 1945|
|7||T/Cdr. William Metcalfe Kaufman, USN||5 Nov 1945||23 Jan 1946|
|8||T/Capt. Carl Hilton Bushnell, USN||23 Jan 1946||1 Jun 1946|
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