Allied Warships

USS Milwaukee (CL 5)

Light cruiser of the Omaha class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
ClassOmaha 
PennantCL 5 
Built byTodd Shipbuilding & DryDock Co. (Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down13 Dec 1918 
Launched24 Mar 1922 
Commissioned20 Jun 1923 
End service20 Apr 1944 
History

Transferred on loan to Soviet Union on 20 April 1944 renamed Murmansk.
Returned back to the U.S.N. on 16 March 1949.
Decommissioned and stricken 18 March 1949.
Sold for scrap 10 December 1949 to American Shipbreakers, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware.

 
Career notesTo the USSR as Murmansk

Commands listed for USS Milwaukee (CL 5)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Forrest Betton Royal, USNOct 194128 Nov 1942 (1)
2Capt. Jacob Harry Jacobson, USN28 Nov 19421 Jul 1943 (1)
3Charles Frederick Fielding, USN1 Jul 194320 Apr 1944

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