Allied Warships

USS Topeka (CL 67)

Light cruiser of the Cleveland class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
PennantCL 67 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1940 
Laid down21 Apr 1943 
Launched19 Aug 1944 
Commissioned23 Dec 1944 
End service5 Jun 1969 

Decommissioned 18 June 1949.
Redesignated CLG-8 on 23 May 1957.
Recomissioned as guided-missile cruiser on 26 March 1960.
Decommissioned 5 June 1969.
Stricken 1 December 1973.
Sold 20 March 1975 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Topeka (CL 67)

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1T/Capt. Thomas Lippitt Wattles, USN23 Dec 19447 Nov 1945

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