Allied Warships

USS Astoria (i) (CA 34)

Heavy cruiser of the New Orleans class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
ClassNew Orleans 
PennantCA 34 
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down1 Sep 1930 
Launched16 Dec 1933 
Commissioned28 Apr 1934 
Lost9 Aug 1942 

USS Astoria (Captain William Garrett Greenman) was sunk off Savo Island by gunfire from Japanese warships.246 of her crew died and 202 were wounded which includes the Commanding officer Greenman; the survivors were rescued by USS Alchiba/Buchanan/Ellet/Helm and Wilson.


Commands listed for USS Astoria (i) (CA 34)

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1Capt. Richmond Kelly Turner, USN10 Sep 193813 Sep 1940
2Capt. Preston Bennett Haines, USN13 Sep 194014 Dec 1941
3Capt. Francis Worth Scanland, Sr, USN15 Dec 194114 Jun 1942
4Capt. William Garrett Greenman, USN14 Jun 19429 Aug 1942

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The Shame of Savo

Loxton, Bruce with Coulthard-Clark, Chris

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