USS Maryland (BB 46)
Battleship of the Colorado class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||24 Apr 1917|
|Launched||20 Mar 1920|
|Commissioned||21 Jul 1921|
|End service||3 Apr 1947|
USS Maryland (Capt. D.C. Godwin) was damaged at Pearl Harbour on 7 December 1941 but on 30 December she arrived at the Puget Sound Navy Yard repair yard. She returned to service on 26 February 1942 and saw extensive action in the Pacific.
Decommissioned 3 April 1947.
Commands listed for USS Maryland (BB 46)
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|1||Capt. George Christian Logan, USN||31 Mar 1939||28 Sep 1940|
|2||Ernest Wheeler McKee, USN||28 Sep 1940||21 Nov 1941|
|3||Donald Clark Godwin, USN||21 Nov 1941||14 Jan 1943|
|4||T/Commodore Carl Henry Jones, USN||14 Jan 1943||15 Dec 1943|
|5||Capt. Herbert James Ray, USN||15 Dec 1943||30 Dec 1944|
|6||Capt. Julian DuBois Wilson, USN||30 Dec 1944||1 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Maryland include:
22 Jun 1944
While anchored off Garapan, Saipan, in position 15°13'N, 145°39'E USS Maryland is damaged in the bow by an aerial torpedo from a Japanese aircraft.
Damage was repaired at Pearl Harbor and she was ready for service again on August 19th.