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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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.

1Capt. Robert Bentham Simons, USN1941mid 1942 (1)
2T/Capt. Ward Percival Davis, USNmid 194214 Apr 1943
3T/Capt. Albert Tilden Sprague, USN14 Apr 194320 Jul 1944 (1)
4T/Capt. Norman Oscar Schwien, USN20 Jul 19442 Jul 1945
5T/Capt. Robert Wallace Berry, USN2 Jul 1945Sep 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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