Allied Warships

USS Salt Lake City (CA 25)

Heavy cruiser of the Pensacola class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
PennantCA 25 
Built byAmerican Brown Boveri Electric Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down9 Jun 1927 
Launched23 Jan 1929 
Commissioned11 Dec 1929 
End service29 Aug 1946 

Salt Lake City was built by the American Brown Boveri Electric Corp. a subsidiary of the New York Shipbuilding Co., at Camden, New Jersey.

Target ship at Bikini in July 1946.
Decommissioned 29 August 1946.
Her hulk was sunk on 25 May 1948.
Stricken 18 June 1948.

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Commands listed for USS Salt Lake City (CA 25)

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1Capt. Archer Meredith Ruland Allen, USN15 Oct 193814 Nov 1940
2Capt. Ellis Mark Zacharias, USN14 Nov 194010 Apr 1942
3Capt. Ernest Gregor Small, USN10 Apr 19422 Jan 1943
4Capt. Bertram Joseph Rodgers, USN2 Jan 19435 Sep 1943
5T/Capt. Leroy White Busbey, Jr., USN5 Sep 194325 Oct 1944
6Capt. Edward Alexander Mitchell, USN25 Oct 194427 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Salt Lake City include:

11 Oct 1942
USS Salt Lake City took part in Battle of Cape Esperance. She and other vessels sank the Japanese cruiser Furutaka (she sank the following night at 2:30AM). Salt Lake City was damaged by gunfire in this action. (1)

27 Mar 1943
USS Salt Lake City fought in the Battle of Komanskorski Island, bravely against Japanese CA's Nachi and Maya. The US CA conducted herself bravely, and helped stop convoy reinforcements to Attu Island, Aleutians. (2)

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