Allied Warships

USS Little Rock (CL 92)

Light cruiser of the Cleveland class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
ClassCleveland 
PennantCL 92 
Built byCramp Shipbuilding Co. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Ordered29 Oct 1940 
Laid down6 Mar 1943 
Launched27 Aug 1944 
Commissioned17 Jun 1945 
End service22 Nov 1976 
History

Decommissioned 24 June 1949.
Recommissioned as a guiden missile cruiser on 3 June 1960.
Decommissioned and stricken on 22 November 1976.

The only World War II cruiser on display in the U.S., USS Little Rock is the sole survivor of the Cleveland class, the most numerous of U.S. wartime cruisers (29 vessels completed). Little Rock served with distinction as flagship for both the Second and Sixth fleets. In 1960, she was converted to a Talos missile cruiser, making four cruises to the Mediterranean and two to the North Atlantic. Little Rock was stricken from the Navy Register in 1976, and was acquired by the City of Buffalo in 1977. The ship is now a museum vessel on display at the Naval & Military Park with USS Croaker. Little Rock conducts youth group overnight encampments.

 

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1T/Capt. William Edward Miller, USN14 Jun 19457 Jul 1946

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