Allied Warships

USS Boston (CA 69)

Heavy cruiser of the Baltimore class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
ClassBaltimore 
PennantCA 69 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1940 
Laid down30 Jun 1941 
Launched26 Aug 1942 
Commissioned30 Jun 1943 
End service5 May 1970 
History

Decommissioned 29 October 1946.
Recommissioned as guided missile cruiser on 1 November 1955.
Decommissioned 5 May 1970.
Stricken 4 January 1974.
Sold 28 March 1975 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Boston (CA 69)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. John Hazard Carson, USN30 Jun 19435 Jun 1944 (1)
2Capt. Ernest Edward Hermann, USN5 Jun 194429 Jun 1945 (1)
3Capt. Marion Russell Kelley, USN29 Jun 194514 Feb 1946 (1)
4Capt. Henry Otto Hansen, USN14 Feb 194612 Mar 1946 (1)

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