Allied Warships

USS Atlanta (i) (CL 51)

Anti-aircraft cruiser of the Atlanta class


USS Atlanta in the south-west Pacific, late1942.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeAnti-aircraft cruiser
ClassAtlanta 
PennantCL 51 
Built byFederal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered25 Apr 1939 
Laid down22 Apr 1940 
Launched6 Sep 1941 
Commissioned24 Dec 1941 
Lost13 Nov 1942 
History

USS Atlanta (Capt. Samuel Power Jenkins, USN) was wrecked by gunfire and torpedoes from Japanese warships on 12 November 1942.

After an attempted salvage failed the ship was scuttled off Guadalcanal the following day.The Commanding officer survived the sinking however he was wounded and Rear Admiral Norman Scott was killed.

 

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1Capt. Samuel Power Jenkins, USN24 Dec 194113 Nov 1942

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