Allied Warships

USS Columbus (CA 74)

Heavy cruiser of the Baltimore class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
PennantCA 74 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1940 
Laid down28 Jun 1943 
Launched30 Nov 1944 
Commissioned8 Jun 1945 
End service31 Jan 1975 

Decommissioned 8 May 1959.
Recommissioned as a guided missile cruiser on 1 December 1962.
Decommissioned 31 January 1975.
Stricken 9 August 1976.
Sold 3 October 1977 to be broken up for scrap.


Commands listed for USS Columbus (CA 74)

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1T/Capt. Allen Hobbs, USN8 Jun 194513 Mar 1946

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