Allied Warships

USS Springfield (CL 66)

Light cruiser of the Cleveland class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
PennantCL 66 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1940 
Laid down3 Feb 1943 
Launched9 Mar 1944 
Commissioned9 Sep 1944 
End service15 May 1974 

Decommissioned in January 1950.
Recomissioned as guided-missile cruiser on 2 July 1960.
Decommissioned 15 May 1974.
Stricken 30 September 1978.
Sold 11 March 1980 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Springfield (CL 66)

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1Capt. Felix Leslie Johnson, USN9 Sep 194415 May 1945
2Thomas Joseph Kelly, USN15 May 194512 Mar 1946

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