USS Raleigh (CL 7)
Light cruiser of the Omaha class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||16 Aug 1920|
|Launched||25 Aug 1922|
|Commissioned||6 Feb 1924|
|End service||2 Nov 1945|
Decommissioned 2 November 1945.
Commands listed for USS Raleigh (CL 7)
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|1||Capt. Robert Bentham Simons, USN||1941||mid 1942 (1)|
|2||T/Capt. Ward Percival Davis, USN||mid 1942||14 Apr 1943|
|3||T/Capt. Albert Tilden Sprague, USN||14 Apr 1943||20 Jul 1944 (1)|
|4||T/Capt. Norman Oscar Schwien, USN||20 Jul 1944||2 Jul 1945|
|5||T/Capt. Robert Wallace Berry, USN||2 Jul 1945||Sep 1945 (1)|
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Notable events involving Raleigh include:
7 Dec 1941
During the attack on Pearl Harbor USS Raleigh (Captain Robert Bentham Simons, USN) is damaged by a Japanese aerial torpedo that hit her on the portside amidships. She was under repair at Pearl Harbor and Mare Island until July.