USS Minneapolis (CA 36)
Heavy cruiser of the New Orleans class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Philadelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||27 Jun 1931|
|Launched||6 Sep 1933|
|Commissioned||19 May 1934|
|End service||10 Feb 1947|
Decommissioned 10 February 1947.
Commands listed for USS Minneapolis (CA 36)
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|1||Frank Jacob Lowry, USN||1 May 1942||6 Sep 1942|
|2||Capt. Charles Emery Rosendahl, USN||6 Sep 1942||19 Jul 1943|
|3||Capt. Richard Waller Bates, USN||19 Jul 1943||20 May 1944|
|4||Capt. Harry Slocum, USN||20 May 1944||16 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Minneapolis include:
30 Nov 1942
USS Minneapolis (Captain Frank Jacob Lowry, USN) was torpedoed during the Battle of Tassaforonga and her bow was blown off. Heavily damaged cruiser managed to withdraw and was later repaired however 37 of the crew died and 36 were wounded.