Allied Warships

USS Memphis (CL 13)

Light cruiser of the Omaha class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
ClassOmaha 
PennantCL 13 
Built byWilliam Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down14 Oct 1920 
Launched17 Apr 1924 
Commissioned4 Feb 1925 
End service17 Dec 1945 
History

Decommissioned 17 December 1945.
Stricken 8 January 1946.
Sold 10 January 1947 to Patapsco Scrap Co. (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Memphis (CL 13)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Stewart Allan Manahan, USN10 Dec 1938Jun 1940 (1)
2Charles Jefferson Parrish, USNJun 194015 Dec 1941 (1)
3Capt. Clinton Elgin Braine, Jr., USN15 Dec 194121 Sep 1942 (1)
4G E Maynard, USN21 Sep 19421 Oct 1942
5Capt. Henry Young McCown, USN1 Oct 1942Aug 1943 (1)
6Ralph Waldo Hungerford, USNAug 19435 Aug 1944
7Charles Frederick Grisham, USN5 Aug 194429 Aug 1945
8T/Capt. Omer Archibald Kneeland, USN29 Aug 194517 Dec 1945

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