Allied Warships

USS Louisville (CA 28)

Heavy cruiser of the Northampton class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
PennantCA 28 
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down4 Jul 1929 
Launched1 Sep 1930 
Commissioned15 Jan 1931 
End service17 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 17 June 1946.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold 14 September 1959 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Louisville (CA 28)

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1Capt. Frank Thompson Leighton, USN29 Dec 193812 Dec 1940
2Cdr. Harold Joachim Nelson, USN12 Dec 19401 Feb 1941
3Capt. Elliott Bodley Nixon, USN1 Feb 19419 Sep 1942
4Capt. Charles Turner Joy, USN9 Sep 194224 Jun 1943 (1)
5Capt. Alexander Somerville Wotherspoon, USN24 Jun 19435 Jan 1944 (1)
6T/Capt. Samuel Hansford Hurt, USN5 Jan 194415 Dec 1944
7T/Capt Rex Legrande Hicks, USN15 Dec 194419 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Louisville include:

5 Jan 1945
USS Louisville was hit by two Kamikazes in Lingayen Gulf. Amongst those wounded was the Commanding officer Captain Rex Legrande Hicks

5 Jun 1945
USS Louisville was hit by Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa. (2)

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