Allied Warships

USS St. Louis (CL 49)

Light cruiser of the St. Louis class


USS St. Louis (CL-49). US Navy photo.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
ClassSt. Louis 
PennantCL 49 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down10 Dec 1936 
Launched15 Apr 1938 
Commissioned19 May 1939 
End service20 Jun 1946 
History

Decommissioned 20 June 1946.
Transferred to Brazil 9 January 1951 being renamed Tamandare.
Stricken by the U.S.N. on 22 January 1951.
Tamandare was discarded by the Brzilian Navy on 28 June 1976.
Sunk off Capetown, South Africa on 4 August 1980 under tow to Kaosiung for scrapping.

 

Commands listed for USS St. Louis (CL 49)

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CommanderFromTo
1Charles Henry Morrison, USN19 May 193927 May 1941
2George Arthur Rood, USN27 May 19413 Nov 1942
3Colin Campbell, USN3 Nov 194212 Oct 1943
4Ralph Henry Roberts, USN12 Oct 19433 Jan 1945
5John Bradford Griggs, Jr., USN3 Jan 194520 Jun 1946

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