USS Columbia (CL 56)
Light cruiser of the Cleveland class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||New York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||23 Mar 1940|
|Laid down||18 Aug 1940|
|Launched||17 Dec 1941|
|Commissioned||29 Jul 1942|
|End service||30 Nov 1946|
Decommissioned 30 November 1946.
Commands listed for USS Columbia (CL 56)
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|1||Capt. William Augustin Heard, USN||29 Jul 1942||6 Apr 1943|
|2||T/R.Adm. Frank Edmund Beatty, Jr., USN||6 Apr 1943||3 Jun 1944|
|3||T/Capt. Maurice Edwin Curts, USN||3 Jun 1944||31 Jul 1945|
|4||T/Capt. Marcy Mathias Dupre, Jr., USN||31 Jul 1945||7 Jan 1946|
|5||T/Capt. Bruce Byron Adell, USN||7 Jan 1946||1 Jul 1946|
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