USS Idaho (BB 42)
Battleship of the New Mexico class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||New York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||20 Jan 1915|
|Launched||30 Jun 1917|
|Commissioned||24 Mar 1919|
|End service||3 Jul 1946|
Stationed at Iceland along with sister ship Mississippi during the Pearl Harbour attack, she soon moved to the Pacific spending the remainder of the war there.
She arrived at Tokyo Bay on 27 August 1945 with the occupational force and was close by USS Missouri when the surrender was signed on 2 Septemnber on that ship.
Decommissioned 3 July 1946.
Commands listed for USS Idaho (BB 42)
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|1||Capt. Stephen Booth McKinney, USN||11 Aug 1939|
|2||Capt. Edward Cook Raguet, USN||1941 ?||Aug 1942|
|3||Capt. Roscoe Ernest Schuirmann, USN||Aug 1942||22 Feb 1943|
|4||Horace D Clark, USN||22 Feb 1943||2 Aug 1944|
|5||Capt. Herbert John Grassie, USN||2 Aug 1944||16 Aug 1945|
|6||Capt. Stanley Dexter Jupp, USN||16 Aug 1945|
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