Allied Warships

USS Colorado (BB 45)

Battleship of the Colorado class


USS Colorado prewar.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeBattleship
ClassColorado 
PennantBB 45 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down29 May 1919 
Launched22 Mar 1921 
Commissioned30 Aug 1923 
End service7 Jan 1947 
History

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.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold 23 July 1959 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Colorado (BB 45)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Clyde Russell Robinson, USN13 Dec 19385 Jun 1940
2Richard Stanislaus Edwards, USN5 Jun 1940Oct 1940
3Capt. Lemuel Earl Lindsay, USNOct 1940Feb 1942
4Capt. Elmer Lee Woodside, USNFeb 194218 Sep 1943
5Capt. William Granat, USN18 Sep 194321 Aug 1944
6Capt. Walter Scott MacAulay, USN21 Aug 19442 Sep 1945
7T/Commodore Augustus Joseph Wellings, USN2 Sep 19452 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.


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