USS Louisville (CA 28)
Heavy cruiser of the Northampton class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Puget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||4 Jul 1929|
|Launched||1 Sep 1930|
|Commissioned||15 Jan 1931|
|End service||17 Jun 1946|
Decommissioned 17 June 1946.
Commands listed for USS Louisville (CA 28)
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|1||Capt. Frank Thompson Leighton, USN||29 Dec 1938||12 Dec 1940|
|2||Cdr. Harold Joachim Nelson, USN||12 Dec 1940||1 Feb 1941|
|3||Capt. Elliott Bodley Nixon, USN||1 Feb 1941||9 Sep 1942|
|4||Capt. Charles Turner Joy, USN||9 Sep 1942||24 Jun 1943 (1)|
|5||Capt. Alexander Somerville Wotherspoon, USN||24 Jun 1943||5 Jan 1944 (1)|
|6||T/Capt. Samuel Hansford Hurt, USN||5 Jan 1944||15 Dec 1944|
|7||T/Capt Rex Legrande Hicks, USN||15 Dec 1944||19 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Louisville include:
5 Jan 1945
USS Louisville was hit by two Kamikazes in Lingayen Gulf. Amongst those wounded was the Commanding officer Captain Rex Legrande Hicks
5 Jun 1945
USS Louisville was hit by Kamikaze aircraft off Okinawa. (2)
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