USS California (BB 44)
Battleship of the Tennessee class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Mare Island Navy Yard (Vallejo, California, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||25 Oct 1916|
|Launched||20 Nov 1919|
|Commissioned||10 Aug 1921|
|End service||14 Feb 1947|
USS California (Capt. J.W. Bunkley) was at Battleship Row at Pearl Harbour on 7 December 1941 and was sunk during the attack. 98 of her crew died and 61 were wounded.
She was raised and was finally dry again on 25 March, 1942. She returned to action off Saipan in June 1944.
Decommissioned 14 February 1947.
Commands listed for USS California (BB 44)
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|Joel William Bunckley, USN|
|Henry Poynton Burnett, USN|
|1||Samuel Bragg Brewer, USN||Nov 1944||12 Oct 1945|
|2||Lcmdr Lunsford Yandell Mason, Jr., USN||12 Oct 1945|
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