USS Quincy (ii) (CA 71)
Heavy cruiser of the Baltimore class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||1 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||9 Oct 1941|
|Launched||23 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||15 Dec 1943|
|End service||2 Jul 1954|
Laid down as St Paul, renamed Quincy on 16 Oct, 1942 to perpetuate the name after the loss of the USS Quincy at Savo Island on 9 August 1942.
USS Quincy was the first warship to open fire on the shore during the Normandy landings.
Decommissioned 19 October 1946.
Commands listed for USS Quincy (ii) (CA 71)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Capt. Elliott Marchant Senn, USN||15 Dec 1943||14 Jun 1945|
|2||T/Capt. John Augustine Waters, Jr., USN||14 Jun 1945||13 Apr 1946|
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Notable events involving Quincy (ii) include:
3 Jun 1944
Around 0800B/3, the heavy cruisers USS Tuscaloosa (Capt. J.B.W. Waller, USN, flying the flag of T/R.Adm. M.L. Deyo, USN), USS Quincy (Capt. E.M. Senn, USN), HMS Hawkins (Capt. J.W. Josselyn, DSC, RN), light cruisers HMS Glasgow (Capt. C.P. Clarke, DSO, RN), HMS Enterprise (Capt. H.T.W. Grant, DSO, RCN), HMS Bellona (Capt. C.F.W. Norris, RN), HMS Black Prince (Capt. D.M. Lees, DSO, RN) and the destroyers USS Butler (T/Cdr. M.D. Matthews, USN, with COMDESDIV 34, T/Capt. W.L. Benson, on board), USS Herndon T/Cdr. G.A. Moore, USN), USS Shubrick (T/Cdr. W. Blenman, USN) and Murphy (T/Cdr. R.A. Wolverton, USN) departed Belfast Lough for the operations area of Normandy.
Around 0745B/4, HMS Glasgow, HMS Bellona and USS Murphy parted company off Falmouth.