USS Vincennes (i) (CA 44)
Heavy cruiser of the New Orleans class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||2 Jan 1934|
|Launched||21 May 1936|
|Commissioned||24 Feb 1937|
|Lost||9 Aug 1942|
USS Vincennes (Captain Frederick Louis Riefkohl) was sunk at Savo Island by Japanese warships. 349 of her crew died in the loss and 812 survivors were rescued by the USS Bagley/Buchanan/Helm and Wilson and 292 were wounded which includes the Commanding officer Riefkohl.
Commands listed for USS Vincennes (i) (CA 44)
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|1||Capt. John Reginald Beardal, USN||14 Jul 1939||23 Apr 1941|
|2||Capt. Frederick Louis Riefkohl, USN||23 Apr 1941||9 Aug 1942|
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