Allied Warships

USS Nashville (CL 43)

Light cruiser of the Brooklyn class

Chilian cruiser Capitan Prat former USS Nashville.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
PennantCL 43 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down24 Jan 1935 
Launched2 Oct 1937 
Commissioned6 Jun 1938 
End service24 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned 24 June 1946.
Sold to Chile on 9 January 1951 being remaned Capitan Prat (03). Stricken by the Chilian Navy and broken up in 1985.


Commands listed for USS Nashville (CL 43)

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1William Walter Wilson, USN6 Jun 19381 Jan 1940
2Cmdr Ralph Strafford Wentworth, USN1 Jan 194030 Apr 1941
3Francis Sanderson Craven, USN30 Apr 194130 Sep 1942
4Herman Adolf Spanagel, USN30 Sep 194225 Apr 1944
5Charles Edward Coney, USN25 Apr 194430 Jan 1945
6John Thomas Corwin, USN30 Jan 194521 Mar 1945
7Rear Admiral Atherton Macondray, USN21 Mar 194531 Jan 1946
8Lcmdr Robert Stephens Ford, USNJan 194624 Jun 1946

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