Allied Warships

USS Quincy (i) (CA 39)

Heavy cruiser of the New Orleans class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
ClassNew Orleans 
PennantCA 39 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down15 Nov 1933 
Launched19 Jun 1935 
Commissioned9 Jun 1936 
Lost9 Aug 1942 

USS Quincy (Captain Samuel Nobre Moore, USN) was sunk during the Battle of Savo Island.379 of her crew died and 650 survived though 220 were wounded; All the survivors were picked up by USS Bagley/Buchanan/Ellet and the Wilson. Amongst those killed was the Commanding Officer Moore.


Commands listed for USS Quincy (i) (CA 39)

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1Capt. Paul Henry Bastedo, USN4 Dec 193715 Dec 1939
2Capt. Williams Carter Wickham, USN15 Dec 19391 Jul 1941
3Capt. Charlton Eugene Battle, Jr., USN1 Jul 194120 May 1942
4Capt. Samuel Nobre Moore, USN20 May 19429 Aug 1942 (+)

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Notable events involving Quincy (i) include:

9 Aug 1942
The Quincy was sunk along with the USS Vincennes, Astoria and the HMAS Canberra during the Japanese attempt to interdict the invasion force at Guadalcanal. The Quincy fought bravely, firing even as she slipped beneath the waves with a good portion of her crew including her Captain Samuel Moore.

Media links

The Shame of Savo

Loxton, Bruce with Coulthard-Clark, Chris

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