Allied Warships

USS Pittsburgh (CA 72)

Heavy cruiser of the Baltimore class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
PennantCA 72 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down3 Feb 1943 
Launched22 Feb 1944 
Commissioned10 Oct 1944 
End service28 Aug 1956 

Decommissioned 7 March 1947.
Recommissioned 25 September 1951.
Decommissioned 28 August 1956.
Stricken 1 July 1973.
Sold 22 July 1974 to be broken up for scrap.

Former nameAlbany

Commands listed for USS Pittsburgh (CA 72)

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1T/Capt. John Edward Gingrich, USN10 Oct 19443 Sep 1945
2T/Capt. Robert Bolton, Jr., USN3 Sep 194516 Dec 1945

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