Allied Warships

USS Saint Paul (CA 73)

Heavy cruiser of the Baltimore class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
ClassBaltimore 
PennantCA 73 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down3 Feb 1943 
Launched16 Sep 1944 
Commissioned17 Feb 1945 
End service30 Apr 1971 
History

Decommissioned 30 April 1971.
stricken 31 July 1978.
Sold in January 1980 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Saint Paul (CA 73)

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1T/Capt. Ernest Herman von Heimburg, USN17 Feb 19458 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Saint Paul include:


USS SAINT PAUL COMMANDING OFFICERS CAPT Ernest H. Von Heimburg 2/17/1945 12/8/1945 CAPT Harold D. Baker 12/8/1945 10/22/1946 CDR Grover T. Ferguson 10/22/1945 11/2/1945 CAPT Burton B. Biggs 11/2/1946 8/16/1947 CAPT Stanley Leith 8/16/1947 8/6/1948 CAPT Wells L. Field 8/6/1948 6/26/1949 CAPT Henry E. Richter 6/26/1949 7/19/1950 CAPT Chester C. Smith ) 7/19/1950 7/17/1951 CAPT Roy A. Gano 7/21/1951 5/29/1952 CAPT Frederick C. Stelter, Jr. 5/29/1952 7/2/1953 CAPT Charles W. Parker 7/2/1953 10/2/1954 CAPT Claude V. Ricketts 10/2/1954 11/7/1955 CAPT James W. Davis 11/7/1955 1/12/1957 CAPT Allan L. Reed 1/12/1957 8/29/1957 CAPT Irvin S. Hartman 8/29/1957 9/10/1958 CAPT Carter L. Bennett 9/10/1958 11/23/1959 CAPT John H. Maurer 11/23/1959 10/20/1960 CAPT Frederick H. Schneider, Jr. 10/20/1960 10/25/1961 CAPT Albert T. Church, Jr. 10/25/1961 11/3/1962 CAPT Woodrow W. McCrory 11/3/1962 9/28/1963 CAPT Gerald S. Norton 9/28/1963 9/24/1964 CAPT Lloyd R. Vasey 9/24/1964 6/23/1965 CAPT Edward M. Higgins, Jr. 6/23/1965 8/26/1966 CAPT Harry F. Fischer, Jr. 8/26/1966 2/13/1968 CAPT Ralph A. Hilson 2/13/1968 8/12/1969


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