USS Raleigh (CL 7)
Light cruiser of the Omaha class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||16 Aug 1920|
|Launched||25 Aug 1922|
|Commissioned||6 Feb 1924|
|End service||2 Nov 1945|
Decommissioned 2 November 1945.
Commands listed for USS Raleigh (CL 7)
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|1||Robert Bentham Simons, USN||1941||(1)|
|2||Theodore Max Waldschmidt, USN||Feb 1943||14 Apr 1943 (1)|
|3||Capt. Albert Tilden Sprague, USN||14 Apr 1943||30 Jun 1943 (1)|
|4||Ward Percival Davis, USN||Nov 1943||(1)|
|5||Captain Robert Wallace Berry, USN||29 Jun 1944||10 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.