USS Colorado (BB 45)
Battleship of the Colorado class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||New York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||29 May 1919|
|Launched||22 Mar 1921|
|Commissioned||30 Aug 1923|
|End service||7 Jan 1947|
She was at Puget Sound Navy Yard for overhaul when the Pearl Harbour attack took place. She saw extensive action in the Pacific.
Decommissioned 7 January 1947.
Commands listed for USS Colorado (BB 45)
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|1||Capt. Clyde Russell Robinson, USN||13 Dec 1938||5 Jun 1940|
|2||Richard Stanislaus Edwards, USN||5 Jun 1940||Oct 1940|
|3||Capt. Lemuel Earl Lindsay, USN||Oct 1940||Feb 1942|
|4||Capt. Elmer Lee Woodside, USN||Feb 1942||18 Sep 1943|
|5||Capt. William Granat, USN||18 Sep 1943||21 Aug 1944|
|6||Capt. Walter Scott MacAulay, USN||21 Aug 1944||2 Sep 1945|
|7||T/Commodore Augustus Joseph Wellings, USN||2 Sep 1945||2 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Colorado include:
24 Jul 1944
Damaged by shore batteries Amongst those wounded was the Commanding Officer Captain William Granat and Rear Admiral Theodore Davis Ruddock,Jr. commanding Battleship Division 4
9 Jan 1945
Damaged by Kamikaze Amongst those wounded was the commanding officer Captain Walter Scott Macaulay.