Allied Warships

USS Tuscaloosa (CA 37)

Heavy cruiser of the New Orleans class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
ClassNew Orleans 
PennantCA 37 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down3 Sep 1931 
Launched15 Nov 1933 
Commissioned17 Aug 1934 
End service13 Feb 1946 

Decommissioned 13 February 1946.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold 25 June 1959 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Tuscaloosa (CA 37)

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1Capt. John Norwood Ferguson, USN17 Aug 19345 Jan 1936
2Capt. Daniel Aloysius McElduff, USN5 Jan 19364 Feb 1936
3Capt. Irving Hall Mayfield, USN4 Feb 19365 Aug 1937
4Capt. Randall Jones, USN5 Aug 19377 Jul 1938
5Capt. Harry Asher Badt, USN7 Jul 19388 Dec 1939
6Joseph Reasor Redman, USN8 Dec 193927 May 1940
7Capt. Lee Payne Johnson, USN27 May 19402 Dec 1942
8Capt. Norman Campbell Gillette, USN2 Dec 194221 Apr 1943
9Capt. John Beresford Wynn Waller, USN21 Apr 19439 Oct 1944
10Capt. James George Atkins, USN9 Oct 194427 Nov 1945
11Capt. Joseph Anthony Connolly, USN27 Nov 19452 Mar 1946
12Cdr. L. B. O'Connor, USN2 Mar 19469 Jul 1946

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Notable events involving Tuscaloosa include:

4 Jul 1942
A SOC Seagull (VCS-7, pilot Ens. Barclay) from USS Tuscaloosa unsucessfully attacked U-457 with a depth charge while escorting convoy PQ-17 in approx. position 75°57N, 27°50E.

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