Allied Warships

USS Idaho (BB 42)

Battleship of the New Mexico class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeBattleship
ClassNew Mexico 
PennantBB 42 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down20 Jan 1915 
Launched30 Jun 1917 
Commissioned24 Mar 1919 
End service3 Jul 1946 
History

Stationed at Iceland along with sister ship Mississippi during the Pearl Harbour attack, she soon moved to the Pacific spending the remainder of the war there.

She arrived at Tokyo Bay on 27 August 1945 with the occupational force and was close by USS Missouri when the surrender was signed on 2 Septemnber on that ship.

Decommissioned 3 July 1946.
Stricken 16 September 1947.
Sold 25 November 1947 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Idaho (BB 42)

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CommanderFromTo
1E C Raguet, USN1941 ?Aug 1942
2R.E. Schuirmann, USNAug 194222 Feb 1943
3Horace D Clark, USN22 Feb 19432 Aug 1944
4Herbert J Grassie, USN2 Aug 194416 Aug 1945
5Stanley D Jupp, USN16 Aug 1945

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