Allied Warships

USS Augusta (CA 31)

Heavy cruiser of the Northampton class


USS Augusta during the Second World War.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
ClassNorthampton 
PennantCA 31 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down2 Jul 1928 
Launched1 Feb 1930 
Commissioned30 Jan 1931 
End service16 Jul 1946 
History

Decommissioned 16 July 1946.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold 9 november 1959 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Augusta (CA 31)

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CommanderFromTo
1John Holmes Magruder, Jr., USN7 Mar 193931 May 1941
2Capt. Carleton Herbert Wright, USN31 May 1941May 1942
3Gordon Hutchins, USNMay 19426 Jan 1944
4Capt. Tully Shelly, USN6 Jan 194421 Jan 1944
5Capt. Edward Harral Jones, USN21 Jan 19446 May 1945
6T/Capt. Bryan Cobb Harper, USN6 May 194512 Jun 1945
7T/Capt. James Hicks Foskett, USN12 Jun 194527 Aug 1945
8T/Capt. Jesse Rink Wallace, USN27 Aug 1945Apr 1946

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