Allied Warships

USS Manchester (CL 83)

Light cruiser of the Cleveland class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeLight cruiser
PennantCL 83 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down25 Sep 1944 
Launched5 Mar 1946 
Commissioned29 Oct 1946 
End service27 Jun 1956 

Decommissioned 27 June 1956.
Stricken 1 April 1960.
Sold 31 October 1960 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Manchester (CL 83)

Please note that we're still working on this section
and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.

1T/Capt. Peter Gerald Hale, USN29 Oct 194619 Jul 1947 (1)
2T/Capt, John Stuart Keating, USN19 Jul 19478 Feb 1948
3Cdr. Frederick Stanton Withington, USN8 Feb 19487 Aug 1948 (1)
4T/Capt. Ira Hudson Nunn, USN7 Aug 194810 Sep 1949 (1)

5T/Capt. Gale Emerson Griggs, USN29 May 19524 Jul 1953 (1)

You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.

Return to the Allied Warships section