USS Richmond (CL 9)
Light cruiser of the Omaha class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||16 Feb 1920|
|Launched||29 Sep 1921|
|Commissioned||2 Jul 1923|
|End service||21 Dec 1945|
Decommissioned 21 December 1945.
Commands listed for USS Richmond (CL 9)
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|1||Capt. Clarkson Joel Bright, USN||31 May 1939||29 May 1941|
|2||Cdr. John Herbert Brown, Jr., USN||29 May 1941||18 Jun 1942 (1)|
|3||T/Capt. Theodore Max Waldschmidt, USN||18 Jun 1942||2 Aug 1943|
|4||T/Capt. William Alexander Stewart Macklin, USN||2 Aug 1943||27 Mar 1944 (1)|
|5||T/Capt. Harry LeRoy Thompson, Sr, USN||27 Mar 1944||17 Aug 1945 (1)|
|6||T/Capt. John Henry Leppert, USN||17 Aug 1945||21 Dec 1945 (1)|
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Notable events involving Richmond include:
13 Dec 1941
Around 1600R/13, the British light cruiser HMS Diomede (Capt. D. Orr-Ewing, RN) departed Balboa to escort the Norwegian transport Ferncliff (4333 GRT, built 1924) to the Galapagos Islands where the Americans were building a base on Seymour Island.
Around 0730RS/17, USS Trenton, USS Richmond and the Ferncliff were detached to Seymour Island. HMS Diomede set course to return to Balboa. USS Trenton rejoined her around 1430RS/17 and HMS Richmond did the same around 1600RS/17.
They arrived at Balboa, Panama Canal Zone around 1700R/19. (2)
- ADM 53/114128
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.