Allied Warships

USS Raleigh (CL 7)

Light cruiser of the Omaha class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
PennantCL 7 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down16 Aug 1920 
Launched25 Aug 1922 
Commissioned6 Feb 1924 
End service2 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned 2 November 1945.
Stricken 28 November 1945.
Sold 27 February 1946 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Raleigh (CL 7)

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1Robert Bentham Simons, USN1941 (1)
2Theodore Max Waldschmidt, USNFeb 194314 Apr 1943 (1)
3Capt. Albert Tilden Sprague, USN14 Apr 194330 Jun 1943 (1)
4Ward Percival Davis, USNNov 1943 (1)

5Captain Robert Wallace Berry, USN29 Jun 194410 Feb 1945 (1)

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Notable events involving Raleigh include:

7 Dec 1941
During the attack on Pearl Harbor USS Raleigh (Captain Robert Bentham Simons, USN) is damaged by a Japanese aerial torpedo that hit her on the portside amidships. She was under repair at Pearl Harbor and Mare Island until July.

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