USS Atlanta (i) (CL 51)
Anti-aircraft cruiser of the Atlanta class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. (Kearny, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||25 Apr 1939|
|Laid down||22 Apr 1940|
|Launched||6 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||24 Dec 1941|
|Lost||13 Nov 1942|
USS Atlanta (Capt. Samuel Power Jenkins, USN) was wrecked by gunfire and torpedoes from Japanese warships on 12 November 1942.
After an attempted salvage failed the ship was scuttled off Guadalcanal the following day.The Commanding officer survived the sinking however he was wounded and Rear Admiral Norman Scott was killed.
Commands listed for USS Atlanta (i) (CL 51)
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|1||Capt. Samuel Power Jenkins, USN||24 Dec 1941||13 Nov 1942|
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