Allied Warships

USS Columbia (CL 56)

Light cruiser of the Cleveland class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
PennantCL 56 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered23 Mar 1940 
Laid down18 Aug 1940 
Launched17 Dec 1941 
Commissioned29 Jul 1942 
End service30 Nov 1946 

Decommissioned 30 November 1946.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold 16 February 1959 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Columbia (CL 56)

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1Capt. William Augustine Heard, USN29 Jul 19421 Apr 1943
2Capt. Frank Edmund Beatty, Jr., USN1 Apr 194325 Jun 1944
3Maurice Edwin Curts, USN25 Jun 194431 Jul 1945
4Marcy Mathias Dupre, Jr., USN31 Jul 1945Jan 1946
5Byron Bruce Adell, USNJan 19461 Jul 1946

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