Allied Warships

USS Manchester (CL 83)

Light cruiser of the Cleveland class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
PennantCL 83 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down25 Sep 1944 
Launched5 Mar 1946 
Commissioned29 Oct 1946 
End service27 Jun 1956 

Decommissioned 27 June 1956.
Stricken 1 April 1960.
Sold 31 October 1960 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Manchester (CL 83)

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1Cdr. Peter Gerald Hale, USN29 Oct 194619 Jul 1947 (1)
2Capt. John Stuart Keating, USN19 Jul 19478 Feb 1948
3Capt. Frederick Stanton Withington, USN8 Feb 19487 Aug 1948 (1)
4Capt. Ira Hudson Nunn, USN7 Aug 194810 Sep 1949 (1)
5Capt. Charles Warren Wilkins, USN10 Sep 194922 Jul 1950 (1)
6Capt. Lewis Smith Parks, USN22 Jul 195012 Jul 1951 (1)
7Capt. Lawrence Hugh Frost, USN12 Jul 195129 May 1952 (1)
8Capt. Gale Emerson Griggs, USN29 May 19524 Jul 1953 (1)

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