Allied Warships

USS Nevada (BB 36)

Battleship of the Nevada class


USS Nevada as reconstruced during the Second World War.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeBattleship
ClassNevada 
PennantBB 36 
Built byFore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, Mass 
Ordered 
Laid down9 Nov 1912 
Launched11 Jul 1914 
Commissioned11 Mar 1916 
End service31 Jul 1948 
History

USS Nevada (Capt. F.W. Scanland) was at Pearl Harbour on 7 December 1941. Moored alone off Ford Island and was able to get under way, unlike the other 8 battleships but was hit by torpedo and several bombs while under way and beached at Hospital Point in order to avoid sinking in the channel and thus blocking it. 60 dead and 109 wounded. She was refloated on 12 February 1942 and repaired in the spring.

Used as a target during Operation Crossroads atom bomb tests during June-July 1946 but survived. Decommissioned 29 July 1946. Sunk as a target off Hawaii 31 July 1948. Stricken 31 August 1948.

 

Commands listed for USS Nevada (BB 36)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Francis Warren Rockwell, USN10 May 19394 Jun 1941
2Capt. Francis Worth Scanland, Sr, USN4 Jun 194115 Dec 1941
3Cdr. Harry LeRoy Thompson, Sr, USN15 Dec 194125 Aug 1942
4T/Rear-Admiral Howard Fithian Kingman, USN25 Aug 194225 Jan 1943
5Capt. Willard Augustus Kitts, III, USN25 Jan 194321 Jul 1943
6Capt. Powell McClellan Rhea, USN21 Jul 19434 Oct 1944
7Capt. Homer Louis Grosskopf, USN4 Oct 194428 Oct 1945
8Capt. A. W. Adell, USN28 Oct 19451 Jul 1946

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