Allied Warships

USS Detroit (CL 8)

Light cruiser of the Omaha class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
PennantCL 8 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down10 Nov 1920 
Launched20 Jun 1922 
Commissioned31 Jul 1923 
End service11 Jan 1946 

Decommissioned 11 January 1946.
Stricken at an unknown date.
Sold 27 February 1946 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Detroit (CL 8)

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1Capt. George Lester Weyler, USN31 May 193915 Jul 1940
2Adolf von Scheven Dickhart, USN15 Jul 194025 Dec 1940 (1)
3Lloyd Jerome Wiltsie, USN25 Dec 19405 Apr 1942
4Ellis Hugh Gieselman, USN5 Apr 194219 Oct 1943
5T/Capt. Horatio Gates Sickel, 4th, USN19 Oct 194322 Jul 1944
6T/Capt. Duncan Curry, Jr., USN22 Jul 194420 Jul 1945
7T/Capt. Edwin Darius Graves, Jr., USN20 Jul 194511 Jun 1946

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