Allied Warships

USS Richmond (CL 9)

Light cruiser of the Omaha class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
PennantCL 9 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down16 Feb 1920 
Launched29 Sep 1921 
Commissioned2 Jul 1923 
End service21 Dec 1945 

Decommissioned 21 December 1945.
Stricken 21 January 1946.
Sold 18 December 1946 to Patapsco Scrap Co. (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Richmond (CL 9)

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1Capt. Clarkson Joel Bright, USN31 May 193929 May 1941
2Cdr. John Herbert Brown, Jr., USN29 May 194118 Jun 1942 (1)
3T/Capt. Theodore Max Waldschmidt, USN18 Jun 19422 Aug 1943
4T/Capt. William Alexander Stewart Macklin, USN2 Aug 194327 Mar 1944 (1)
5T/Capt. Harry LeRoy Thompson, Sr, USN27 Mar 194417 Aug 1945 (1)
6T/Capt. John Henry Leppert, USN17 Aug 194521 Dec 1945 (1)

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