Allied Warships

USS Helena (ii) (CA 75)

Heavy cruiser of the Baltimore class

USS Helena (ii) as seen postwar.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
PennantCA 75 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down9 Sep 1943 
Launched28 Apr 1945 
Commissioned4 Sep 1945 
End service29 Jun 1963 

Decommissioned 29 June 1963.
Stricken 1 January 1974.
Sold 13 November 1974 to be broken up for scrap.

Former nameDes Moines

Commands listed for USS Helena (ii) (CA 75)

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1Capt. Arthur Howard McCollum, USN4 Sep 19455 Oct 1946

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