Allied Warships

USS Tennessee (BB 43)

Battleship of the Tennessee class


USS Tennessee as modernized mid-1943.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeBattleship
ClassTennessee 
PennantBB 43 
Built byNew York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down14 May 1917 
Launched30 Apr 1919 
Commissioned3 Jun 1920 
End service14 Feb 1947 
History

USS Tennessee (Captain Charles Edwin Reordan) was at Battleship Row at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 but was damaged a lot less than most other battleships stationed there. She returned to action after short repair period in the US on 26 February 1942.

Decommissioned 14 February 1947.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold 10 July 1959 and scrapped at Baltimore.

 

Commands listed for USS Tennessee (BB 43)

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CommanderFromTo
1Charles Edwin Reordan, USN31 Dec 194020 Jun 1942
2Robert Stevenson Haggart, USN20 Jun 194225 Mar 1944
3Andrew Degraff Mayer, USN25 Mar 194410 Oct 1944
4John Baptist Heffernan, USN10 Oct 19447 Sep 1945

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