Allied Warships

USS Cleveland (CL 55)

Light cruiser of the Cleveland class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
PennantCL 55 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered23 Mar 1940 
Laid down1 Jul 1940 
Launched6 Sep 1941 
Commissioned15 Jun 1942 
End service7 Feb 1947 

Decommissioned 7 February 1947.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold 18 February 1960 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Cleveland (CL 55)

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1Captain Edmund Weidemann Burrough, USN15 Sep 194219 Jun 1943
2Captain Andrew Gilbert Shepard, USN19 Jun 1943Nov 1943

3Lt.Cdr. Herbert Gladstone Hopwood, USN14 Aug 19443 Jul 1945
4Captain Charles Joseph Maguire, USN3 Jul 1945Dec 1945
5Melvyn Harvey Mccoy, USNDec 19457 Feb 1947

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