USS Astoria (i) (CA 34)
Heavy cruiser of the New Orleans class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Puget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||1 Sep 1930|
|Launched||16 Dec 1933|
|Commissioned||28 Apr 1934|
|Lost||9 Aug 1942|
USS Astoria (Captain William Garrett Greenman) was sunk off Savo Island by gunfire from Japanese warships.246 of her crew died and 202 were wounded which includes the Commanding officer Greenman; the survivors were rescued by USS Alchiba/Buchanan/Ellet/Helm and Wilson.
Commands listed for USS Astoria (i) (CA 34)
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|1||Capt. Edmund Spence Root, USN||28 Apr 1934||26 Aug 1935|
|2||Charles Morrison Austin, USN||26 Aug 1935||15 Mar 1937|
|3||Capt Charles Clifford Gill, USN||15 Mar 1937||10 Sep 1938|
|4||Capt. Richmond Kelly Turner, USN||10 Sep 1938||13 Sep 1940|
|5||Preston Bennett Haines, USN||13 Sep 1940||14 Dec 1941|
|6||Capt. Francis Worth Scanland, USN||15 Dec 1941||14 Jun 1942|
|7||Capt William Garrett Greenman, USN||14 Jun 1942||9 Aug 1942|
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