USS Salt Lake City (CA 25)
Heavy cruiser of the Pensacola class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||American Brown Boveri Electric Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||9 Jun 1927|
|Launched||23 Jan 1929|
|Commissioned||11 Dec 1929|
|End service||29 Aug 1946|
Salt Lake City was built by the American Brown Boveri Electric Corp. a subsidiary of the New York Shipbuilding Co., at Camden, New Jersey.
Target ship at Bikini in July 1946.
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Commands listed for USS Salt Lake City (CA 25)
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|1||Archer Meredith Ruland Allen, USN||15 Oct 1938||14 Nov 1940|
|2||Capt. Ellis Mark Zacharias, USN||14 Nov 1940||10 Apr 1942|
|3||Capt Ernest Gregor Small, USN||10 Apr 1942||2 Jan 1943|
|4||Capt. Bertram Joseph Rodgers, USN||2 Jan 1943||5 Sep 1943|
|5||Cdr. Leroy White Busbey, Jr., USN||5 Sep 1943||25 Oct 1944|
|6||Capt. Edward Alexander Mitchell, USN||25 Oct 1944||27 Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Salt Lake City include:
11 Oct 1942
USS Salt Lake City took part in Battle of Cape Esperance. She and other vessels sank the Japanese cruiser Furutaka (she sank the following night at 2:30AM). Salt Lake City was damaged by gunfire in this action. (1)
27 Mar 1943
USS Salt Lake City fought in the Battle of Komanskorski Island, bravely against Japanese CA's Nachi and Maya. The US CA conducted herself bravely, and helped stop convoy reinforcements to Attu Island, Aleutians. (2)
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