Allied Warships

USS Maryland (BB 46)

Battleship of the Colorado class


USS Maryland during World War Two.

NavyThe US Navy
TypeBattleship
ClassColorado 
PennantBB 46 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down24 Apr 1917 
Launched20 Mar 1920 
Commissioned21 Jul 1921 
End service3 Apr 1947 
History

USS Maryland (Capt. D.C. Godwin) was damaged at Pearl Harbour on 7 December 1941 but on 30 December she arrived at the Puget Sound Navy Yard repair yard. She returned to service on 26 February 1942 and saw extensive action in the Pacific.

Decommissioned 3 April 1947.
Stricken 1 March 1959.
Sold 8 July 1959 to be broken up for scrap.

 

Commands listed for USS Maryland (BB 46)

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CommanderFromTo
1George Christian Logan, USN31 Mar 193928 Sep 1940
2Ernest Wheeler McKee, USN28 Sep 194021 Nov 1941
3Donald Clark Godwin, USN21 Nov 194114 Jan 1943
4T/Commodore Carl Henry Jones, USN14 Jan 194315 Dec 1943
5Capt. Herbert James Ray, USN15 Dec 194330 Dec 1944
6Capt. Julian DuBois Wilson, USN30 Dec 19441 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Maryland include:


22 Jun 1944
While anchored off Garapan, Saipan, in position 15°13'N, 145°39'E USS Maryland is damaged in the bow by an aerial torpedo from a Japanese aircraft.

Damage was repaired at Pearl Harbor and she was ready for service again on August 19th.


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