Allied Warships

USS Arkansas (BB 33)

Battleship of the Wyoming class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantBB 33 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down25 Jan 1910 
Launched14 Jan 1911 
Commissioned17 Sep 1912 
End service29 Jul 1946 

On 25 July 1946, the venerable battleship was sunk in Test "Baker" at Bikini. Decommissioned on 29 July 1946, Arkansas was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 15 August 1946.


Commands listed for USS Arkansas (BB 33)

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1Capt. William Hubbel Pashley, USN19381940

2John Leslie Hall, Jr., USN3 Jun 19401941
3Capt. Carleton Fanton Bryant, USN19415 May 1943
4Capt. Frederick Gore Richards, USN5 May 1943Sep 1944
5T/Capt. George McFadden O'Rear, USNSep 194417 Aug 1945
6T/Capt. Wade de Weese, USN17 Aug 1945

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