Allied Warships

USS Louisville (CA 28)

Heavy cruiser of the Northampton class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
ClassNorthampton 
PennantCA 28 
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down4 Jul 1929 
Launched1 Sep 1930 
Commissioned15 Jan 1931 
End service17 Jun 1946 
History

Decommissioned 17 June 1946.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold 14 September 1959 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Louisville (CA 28)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Edward John Marquart, USN15 Jan 19314 Dec 1932 (1)

2William Sims Farber, USN9 Nov 1935
3Captain Elliott Bodley Nixon, USNFeb 19419 Sep 1942
4Capt Charles Turner Joy, USN9 Sep 194224 Jun 1943 (1)
5Capt. Alexander Somerville Wotherspoon, USN24 Jun 19435 Jan 1944 (1)
6Capt. Samuel Hansford Hurt, USN5 Jan 194415 Dec 1944
7Capt Rex Legrande Hicks, USN15 Dec 194419 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Louisville include:


5 Jan 1945
USS Louisville was hit by two Kamikazes in Lingayen Gulf. Amongst those wounded was the Commanding officer Captain Rex Legrande Hicks

5 Jun 1945
USS Louisville was hit by Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa. (2)


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