USS West Virginia (BB 48)
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||12 Apr 1920|
|Launched||19 Nov 1921|
|Commissioned||1 Dec 1923|
|End service||9 Jan 1947|
USS West Virginia (Captain Mervyn Sharp Bennion) was sunk at Pearl Harbour on 7 December 1941. Refloated on 17 May 1942 she was then returned to the US for extensive rebuilding. She did not return from repairs until early July 1944.
Decommissioned 9 January 1947.
Commands listed for USS West Virginia (BB 48)
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|1||Capt. Henry Martin Jensen, USN||14 May 1938||5 Jan 1940|
|2||Capt. Henry Thomas Markland, USN||5 Jan 1940||12 Aug 1941|
|3||Capt. Mervyn Sharp Bennion, USN||12 Aug 1941||7 Dec 1941 (+)|
|4||Lt. William White, USN||7 Dec 1941||15 Nov 1942|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Levi James Knight, Jr., USN||15 Nov 1942||10 Jan 1944|
|6||Gerald J. King, USN||10 Jan 1944||15 Jan 1944|
|7||Capt. Herbert Victor Wiley, USN||15 Jan 1944||2 May 1945|
|8||T/Capt. Raymond Wilson Holsinger, USN||2 May 1945||17 Jan 1946|
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