Allied Warships

USS Birmingham (CL 62)

Light cruiser of the Cleveland class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
PennantCL 62 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered3 Jul 1940 
Laid down17 Feb 1941 
Launched20 Mar 1942 
Commissioned29 Jan 1943 
End service2 Jan 1947 

Decommissioned 2 January 1947.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold 12 November 1959 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Birmingham (CL 62)

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1T/R.Adm. John Wilkes, USN29 Jan 194311 Aug 1943
2Capt. Thomas Browning Inglis, USN11 Aug 194324 Oct 1944
3T/Capt. Winston Pilcher Folk, USN24 Oct 194421 Nov 1944
4T/Capt. Harry Douglas Power, USN21 Nov 19449 Aug 1945
5T/Capt. Richard Harold Cruzen, USN8 Sep 194510 Oct 1946

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