Allied Warships

USS New Orleans (CA 32)

Heavy cruiser of the New Orleans class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
ClassNew Orleans 
PennantCA 32 
Built byNew York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.) 
Laid down14 Mar 1931 
Launched12 Apr 1933 
Commissioned15 Feb 1934 
End service10 Feb 1947 

Decommissioned 10 February 1947.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold 22 September 1959 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS New Orleans (CA 32)

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1Capt. Allen Bevins Reed, USN15 Feb 193431 Aug 1935

2Howard Harrison Good, USN22 Aug 194118 Jun 1942
3Walter Stanley Delany, USN18 Jun 19422 Nov 1942
4Clifford Harris Roper, USN2 Nov 194214 Apr 1943
5Ralph Otis Davis, USN14 Apr 19434 Jul 1943
6Samuel Robert Shumaker, USN4 Jul 194319 May 1944
7John Dandridge Henley Kane, USN19 May 19448 Jun 1944
8Jack Ellett Hurff, USN8 Jun 19446 Aug 1945
9Charles Frederick Erck, USN6 Aug 19455 Jun 1946

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Notable events involving New Orleans include:

30 Nov 1942
USS New Orleans was hit by Japanese "Long Lance" torpedo during The Battle of Tassafaronga. Huge explosion cut off the bow with "A" main turret. Later the cruiser received a new bow. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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