Allied Warships

USS Columbia (CL 56)

Light cruiser of the Cleveland class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
PennantCL 56 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered23 Mar 1940 
Laid down18 Aug 1940 
Launched17 Dec 1941 
Commissioned29 Jul 1942 
End service30 Nov 1946 

Decommissioned 30 November 1946.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold 16 February 1959 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Columbia (CL 56)

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1Capt. William Augustin Heard, USN29 Jul 19426 Apr 1943
2T/R.Adm. Frank Edmund Beatty, Jr., USN6 Apr 19433 Jun 1944
3T/Capt. Maurice Edwin Curts, USN3 Jun 194431 Jul 1945
4T/Capt. Marcy Mathias Dupre, Jr., USN31 Jul 19457 Jan 1946
5T/Capt. Bruce Byron Adell, USN7 Jan 19461 Jul 1946

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