Allied Warships

USS Chicago (ii) (CA 136)

Heavy cruiser of the Baltimore class


USS Chicago (ii) as completed.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
ClassBaltimore 
PennantCA 136 
Built byPhiladelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered7 Aug 1942 
Laid down28 Jul 1943 
Launched20 Aug 1944 
Commissioned10 Jan 1945 
End service1 Mar 1980 
History

Decommissioned 6 June 1947.
Recommissioned as a guided missile cruiser on 2 May 1964.
Decommissioned 1 March 1980.
Stricken 31 January 1984.
Sold 9 December 1991 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Chicago (ii) (CA 136)

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1Capt. Richard Renwick Hartung, USN10 Jan 1945

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Notable events involving Chicago (ii) include:


USS CHICAGO (CA 136 / CG 11) History Officers Name/Rank Dates Hartung, Richard Renwick, CAPT 10.01.1945 Crawford, George Clifford, CAPT ~1946 Decommissioned 06/06/47 - 05/02/64 Dacey, John Elmer, CAPT 05/02/64 - 04/14/65 Moore, Samuel Howard, CAPT 04/14/65 - 07/25/66 Cox, Donald Vance, CAPT 07/25/66 - 03/09/68 DeLargy, John Martin, CAPT 03/09/68 - 09/19/69 Feaster, Joseph Eugene, CAPT 09/19/69 - 11/06/70 Counts, Stanley Thomas, CAPT 11/06/70 - 06/26/71 McNamara, Thomas William, CAPT 06/26/71 - 0717//73 Buck, John Addison, CAPT 07/17/73 - 08/29/75 Beck, John Louden, CAPT 08/29/75 - 09/12/77 Piotti Jr., Walter T., CAPT 09/12/77 - 08/11/78 Lewis, Harold Stephen, CAPT 08/11/78 - 01/14/80 Trossbach, Ronald Charles, CDR 01/14/80 - 03/01/80 (1)

Sources

  1. Personal communication

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