USS Nevada (BB 36)
Battleship of the Nevada class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Fore River Shipbuilding Co., Quincy, Mass|
|Laid down||9 Nov 1912|
|Launched||11 Jul 1914|
|Commissioned||11 Mar 1916|
|End service||31 Jul 1948|
USS Nevada (Capt. F.W. Scanland) was at Pearl Harbour on 7 December 1941. Moored alone off Ford Island and was able to get under way, unlike the other 8 battleships but was hit by torpedo and several bombs while under way and beached at Hospital Point in order to avoid sinking in the channel and thus blocking it. 60 dead and 109 wounded. She was refloated on 12 February 1942 and repaired in the spring.
Used as a target during Operation Crossroads atom bomb tests during June-July 1946 but survived. Decommissioned 29 July 1946. Sunk as a target off Hawaii 31 July 1948. Stricken 31 August 1948.
Commands listed for USS Nevada (BB 36)
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|1||Capt. Francis Warren Rockwell, USN||10 May 1939||4 Jun 1941|
|2||Capt. Francis Worth Scanland, Sr, USN||4 Jun 1941||15 Dec 1941|
|3||Cdr. Harry LeRoy Thompson, Sr, USN||15 Dec 1941||25 Aug 1942|
|4||T/Rear-Admiral Howard Fithian Kingman, USN||25 Aug 1942||25 Jan 1943|
|5||Capt. Willard Augustus Kitts, III, USN||25 Jan 1943||21 Jul 1943|
|6||Capt. Powell McClellan Rhea, USN||21 Jul 1943||4 Oct 1944|
|7||Capt. Homer Louis Grosskopf, USN||4 Oct 1944||28 Oct 1945|
|8||Capt. A. W. Adell, USN||28 Oct 1945||1 Jul 1946|
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