Allied Warships

USS Providence (CL 82)

Light cruiser of the Cleveland class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
PennantCL 82 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down27 Jul 1943 
Launched28 Dec 1944 
Commissioned15 May 1945 
End service31 Aug 1973 

Decommissioned 14 June 1949.
recommissioned as guided missile cruiser 17 September 1959.
Decommissioned 31 August 1973.
Stricken 30 September 1978.
Sold 31 July 1980 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Providence (CL 82)

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1T/Capt. William Bennett Jackson, Jr., USN15 May 194523 Feb 1946

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