Allied Warships

USS Astoria (i) (CA 34)

Heavy cruiser of the New Orleans class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
ClassNew Orleans 
PennantCA 34 
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down1 Sep 1930 
Launched16 Dec 1933 
Commissioned28 Apr 1934 
Lost9 Aug 1942 
History

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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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Edmund Spence Root, USN28 Apr 193426 Aug 1935
2Charles Morrison Austin, USN26 Aug 193515 Mar 1937
3Capt Charles Clifford Gill, USN15 Mar 193710 Sep 1938 (1)
4Capt. Richmond Kelly Turner, USN10 Sep 193813 Sep 1940
5Preston Bennett Haines, USN13 Sep 194014 Dec 1941
6Capt. Francis Worth Scanland, USN15 Dec 194114 Jun 1942
7Capt William Garrett Greenman, USN14 Jun 19429 Aug 1942

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The Shame of Savo

Loxton, Bruce with Coulthard-Clark, Chris


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