USS New Orleans (CA 32)
Heavy cruiser of the New Orleans class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||New York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||14 Mar 1931|
|Launched||12 Apr 1933|
|Commissioned||15 Feb 1934|
|End service||10 Feb 1947|
Decommissioned 10 February 1947.
Commands listed for USS New Orleans (CA 32)
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|1||William Reynolds Purnell, USN||19 Dec 1938||2 Dec 1939|
|2||Henry Poynter Burnett, USN||2 Dec 1939||9 Dec 1939|
|3||Capt. Augustine Heard Gray, USN||9 Dec 1939||10 Aug 1941|
|4||James George Atkins, USN||10 Aug 1941||22 Aug 1941|
|5||Capt Howard Harrison Good, USN||22 Aug 1941||18 Jun 1942|
|6||T/Rear-Admiral Walter Stanley Delany, USN||18 Jun 1942||2 Nov 1942|
|7||Capt. Clifford Harris Roper, USN||2 Nov 1942||14 Apr 1943|
|8||T/Rear-Admiral Ralph Otis Davis, USN||14 Apr 1943||4 Jul 1943|
|9||Capt. Samuel Robert Shumaker, USN||4 Jul 1943||19 May 1944|
|10||Capt. John Dandridge Henley Kane, Sr, USN||19 May 1944||8 Jun 1944|
|11||T/Capt. Jack Ellett Hurff, USN||8 Jun 1944||6 Aug 1945|
|12||T/Capt. Charles Frederick Erck, USN||6 Aug 1945||5 Jun 1946|
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Notable events involving New Orleans include:
30 Nov 1942
USS New Orleans was hit by Japanese "Long Lance" torpedo during The Battle of Tassafaronga. Huge explosion cut off the bow with "A" main turret. Later the cruiser received a new bow. (1)
12 Feb 1944
Task Force 58 departed Majuro Atoll for operation HAILSTONE, a raid against the Japanese base at Truk Atoll.
Task Force 58 was made up of the following ships;
Task Group 58.1 Aircraft carriers USS Enterprise (Capt. M.B. Gardner, USN), USS Yorktown (Capt. R.E. Jennings, USN), light carrier USS Belleau Wood (Capt. A.M. Pride, USN), light cruisers Santa Fé (Capt. J. Wright, USN), Mobile (Capt. C.J. Wheeler, USN), Biloxi (Capt. D.M. McGurl, USN), USS Oakland (Capt. W.K. Phillips, USN) and the destroyers USS Clarence K. Bronson (Lt.Cdr. J.C. McGoughran, USN), USS Cotten (Cdr. F.T. Sloat, USN), USS Dortch (Cdr. R.C. Young, USN), USS Gatling (Cdr. A.F. Richardson, USN), USS Healy (Cdr. J.C. Atkeson, USN), USS Cogswell (Cdr. H.T. Deutermann, USN), USS Caperton (Cdr. W.J. Miller, USN), USS Ingersoll (Cdr. A.C. Veasey, USN), USS Knapp (Cdr. F. Virden, USN).
Task Group 58.2 Aircraft carriers USS Essex (Capt. R.A. Ofstie, USN), USS Intrepid (Capt. T.L. Sprague, USN), light carrier USS Cabot (Capt. M.F. Schoeffel, USN), heavy cruisers USS Wichita (Capt J.J. Mahoney, USN), USS Baltimore (Capt. W.C. Calhoun, USN), light cruisers USS San Francisco (Capt. H.E. Overesch, USN), USS San Diego (Capt. L.J. Hudson, USN), destroyers USS Owen (Cdr. R.W. Wood, USN), USS Miller (Cdr. T.H. Kobey, USN), USS The Sullivans (Cdr. K.M. Gentry, USN), USS Stephen Potter (Cdr. C.H. Crichton, USN), USS Hickox (Cdr. W.M. Sweetser, USN), USS Hunt (Cdr. H.A. Knoertzer, USN), USS Lewis Hancock (Cdr. C.H. Lyman, 3rd, USN), USS Stembel (Cdr. W.L. Tagg, USN) and USS Stack (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Wheeler, USN).
Task Group 58.3 Aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill (Capt. T.P. Jeter, USN), light carriers USS Monterey (Capt. L.T. Hundt, USN), USS Cowpens (Capt. R.P. McConnell, USN), battleships USS North Carolina (Capt. F.P. Thomas, USN), USS Massachusetts (Capt. T.D. Ruddock, Jr., USN), USS South Dakota (Capt. A.E. Smith, USN), USS Alabama (Capt. F.D. Kirtland, USN), USS Iowa (Capt. J.L. McCrea, USN), USS New Jersey (Capt. C.F. Holden, USN), heavy cruisers USS Minneapolis (Capt. R.W. Bates, USN), USS New Orleans (Capt. S.R. Shumaker, USN), destroyers USS Izard (Cdr. E.K. van Swearingen, USN), USS Charrette (Cdr. E.S. Karpe, USN), USS Conner (Cdr. W.E. Kaitner, USN), USS Bell (Cdr. L.C. Petross, USN), USS Burns (Cdr. D.T. Eller, USN), USS Bradford (Cdr. R.L. Morris, USN), USS Brown (Cdr. T.H. Copeman, USN), USS Cowell (Cdr. C.W. Parker, USN), USS Wilson (Lt.Cdr. C.K. Duncan, USN), USS Sterett (Lt.Cdr. F.J.L. Blouin, USN) and USS Lang (Cdr. H. Payson, Jr., USN).
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