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USS Quincy (CA-39) at New York, 29 May 1942
Here we see the New Orleans class heavy cruiser USS Quincy (CA-39) at New York on 29 May 1942. Even this early in the American involvement in the war, the main changes involve the anti-aircraft guns.
Wreck of USS Quincy (CA-39)
Laid down at the Fore River Shipyard in her namesake city of Quincy, Massachusetts, USS Quincy was the second New Orleans Class Heavy Cruiser and commissioned into US Navy service in June 1936 as a member of the US Atlantic Fleet. Immediately dispatched to the Mediterranean Sea after her shakedown cruise, Quincy and her crew spent two months working with ships of the German Kriegsmarine in a humanitarian evacuation of refugees fleeing the Spanish Civil War before returning stateside and beginning a more routine schedule of cruises and exercises with both the US Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. After the outbreak of war in Europe in September 1939, Quincy joined her Atlantic Fleetmates in regular Neutrality Patrols in the North Atlantic and Caribbean, often serving as escort to US Carriers as they conducted operations off the Eastern seaboard.
By early 1941 Quincy was heavily involved with convoy escort duty between the US and Iceland in order to protect American and British shipping from the threat of U-Boat attack, a highly dangerous task often made worse by heavy seas and foul weather. Continuing this duty through October 1941, Quincy joined her sistership USS Vincennes (CA-44) as an escort for a British troopship convoy heading from Canada to South Africa and back, during which both ships received notice that the Empire of Japan had attacked Pearl Harbor, starting American involvement with the Second World War. Returning to her North Atlantic convoy duty through the first half of 1942, Quincy was ordered to New York Navy Yard where she spent three months receiving upgrades and repairs in preparation for her deployment to the Pacific Theatre.
Departing New York in May 1942, Quincy transited the Panama Canal and arrived at San Diego where she joined Task Force 18 as the Flagship for Admiral Norman Scott in mid-June. Spending the next month involved with intensive training as American forces massed for the planned Invasion of Guadalcanal Island in the Solomons, Quincy steamed in convoy to Noumea, New Caledonia where the remainder of the Allied invasion force was mustering. After provisioning for the upcoming battle Quincy was reassigned to Task Group 62.3, Fire Support Group L along with her sisterships USS Vincennes (CA-44) and USS Astoria (CA-34) and departed in advance of the Allied Invasion Force, arriving off the landing beaches at Lunga Point under the cover of darkness in the early morning hours of August 7th, 1942. Conducting shore bombardment of Japanese installations as US Marines began to move ashore, Quincy’s gunners destroyed several buildings, gun emplacements and a fuel dump before the rapid advance of ground forces brought a cease fire across the fleet. Moving out to screen the landing area and the vulnerable transports, Quincy and her sisterships drove off two separate Japanese air attacks over the next two days and as night fell on the 8th Quincy withdrew to the Northern entrance to Ironbottom Sound with Vincennes and Astoria and began their portion of the Allied defensive patrol guarding the landing area.
Aboard Quincy Capt. Samuel Moore, Quincy's Commanding Officer, had received word along with the rest of the formation that Japanese warships had been spotted enroute to Guadalcanal from Rabaul by coastwatchers, and like his counterparts aboard Vincennes and Astoria Capt. Moore surmised that the Japanese ships would likely stage an attack at or shortly before first light. Posting extra lookouts before retiring to his sea cabin, Capt. Moore left instructions to be awoken if anything seemed amiss during the coming night, but was not disturbed when lookouts sighted numerous flares and flashes to the South shortly after 0100hrs on August 9th. Incorrectly assumed to be related to fighting on Guadalcanal and not the utter decimation of fellow Allied Cruisers HMAS Canberra and USS Chicago (CA-29) by the same Japanese Surface Force her crew expected to arrive the following morning, no actions were taken aboard Quincy and her crew remained largely unaware that the same group of Japanese ships had split formation and were now bearing down on her and her sisterships from both sides.
All remained quiet onboard until 0150hrs when Quincy, Vincennes and Astoria were suddenly lit up by Japanese searchlights to both Port and Starboard, followed shortly thereafter by the rumble of naval artillery. Steaming in the center position of the three Cruisers, Quincy was easily ranged by the seasoned Japanese gunners who were highly proficient in night fighting, and within minutes shells were slamming into her midship hangar area where her scout planes and ready aviation fuel stores provided more than enough fuel for a large fire which made her a brightly lit target. Racing to the bridge, Captain Moore ordered his ship to flank speed and brought Quincy out of formation to Starboard, with all nine guns of her 8-inch main battery barking fire on whichever target her gun directors could find. Sighting the Japanese Cruiser and Flagship HIJMS Chokai, Quincy’s gunners fired several salvoes at the ship, at least one of which caused moderate damage and killed 34 crew when it destroyed her #1 gun turret. Quincy’s offensive stand was short-lived however, as she continued to absorb dozens of hits of Cruiser and Destroyer caliber shells across her length while she inadvertently turned directly towards one of the Japanese formations.
As Quincy completed the Easterly turn Capt. Moore had hoped would reduce his ships’ broadside to its attackers, two “Long Lance” torpedoes slammed into her Stern, followed by a direct hit on her bridge by an 8-inch shell which killed or severely wounded every man present, including the majority of Quincy’s Commanding Officers. Steaming Northeast with nobody at the helm, Quincy’s gunners continued to fire at their assailants until a third torpedo struck the ship ahead of her boiler rooms, which when combined with the dozens of shell holes already flooding the ship began to douse the Cruiser’s boiler fires and rob her of power. Damage control parties arriving at the bridge found the mortally wounded Captain Moore barely alive, but still able to instruct the crewman who had manned the helm to “Beach the Ship” before losing consciousness. Steadily losing forward speed and with her gun mounts all but knocked out by shellfire, Quincy continued to be shelled by Japanese Cruisers from almost point-blank range until they shifted their fire to her sisterships, leaving Quincy a derelict wreck down heavily by the bow, listing to Port and heavily aflame in multiple areas.
Quincy's surviving crew needed little instruction to abandon ship as those who could made their way topside to find the deck a mass of fire, shell holes and rapidly advancing seas. Shortly after the Japanese force had checked their fire and began their withdrawal, USS Quincy sank bow-first at this location at 0238hrs on August 9th, 1942, taking 370 of her crew with her to the bottom.
For her actions on the date of her loss, USS Quincy received her first and final Battle Star for World War Two service.
USS Quincy (CA-39) at New York, 29 May 1942 - History
TQUINCY CA-39 Displacement: 9,375 t. Length: 5882 Beam: 6110 Draft: 195 Speed: 32 k. Complement: 807 Armament: 9 8 8 5 8 . 50 cal. MG Class: NEW ORLEANS
QUINCY (CA-39) was laid down by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., Quincy, Mass., 15 November 1933 launched 19 June 1935 sponsored by Mrs. Henry S. Morgan and commissioned at Boston 9 June 1936, Capt. William Faulkner Amsden in command.
Soon after being assigned to Cruiser Division 8 Atlantic Fleet, QUINCY was ordered to Mediterranean waters 20 July 1936, to protect American interests in Spain during the height of the Spanish Civil War. QUINCY passed through the Straits of Gibraltar 26 July and arrived at Malaga, Spain, 27 July to assume her duties. While in Spanish waters, she operated with an international rescue fleet that included the German pocket battleships DEUTSCHLAND, ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE and ADMIRAL SCHEER. QUINCY evacuated 490 refugees to Marseilles and Villefranche, France, before being relieved by RALEIGH (CL-7) 27 September.
QUINCY returned to the Boston Navy Yard 5 October for refit preparatory to final acceptance trials which were held 15-18 March 1937. She got underway for the Pacific 12 April to join Cruiser Division 7, transited the Panama Canal 23-27 April and arrived at Pearl Harbor 10 May.
QUINCY sortied with Cruiser Divisions, Pacific Fleet, 20 May on a tactical exercise which was the first of many such maneuvers that she participated in during 1937 and 1938. From 15 March-28 April, she engaged in important battle practice off Hawaii with the Pacific Fleet in Fleet Problem XIX. After an overhaul at Mare Island Navy Yard, QUINCY resumed tactical operations with her division off San Clemente, Calif., until her redeployment to the Atlantic 4 January 1939.
QUINCY transited the Panama Canal 13 January bound for Guantanamo Bay where she engaged in gunnery practice and amphibious exercises. She also took part in Fleet Problem XX with the Atlantic Fleet 13-26 February. QUINCY later made a South American good will tour 10 April-12 June, and upon returning to Norfolk, embarked reservists for three training cruises 9 July-24 August. She spent the remainder of 1939 on patrol in the North Atlantic due to the outbreak of World War II.
After overhaul at Norfolk until 4 May 1940, QUINCY again visited Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, returning to Norfolk 22 September. She completed three more reserve training cruises 1 October-20 December.
QUINCY was occupied in Atlantic Fleet maneuvers and landing force exercises off Culebra Island, P.R. 3 February-1 April 1941. With the growth of hostilities in Europe, she was ordered to Task Group 2 and operated with WASP (CV-7) in the mid-Atlantic, preserving U. S. neutrality 26 April-6 June. Later, she operated with YORKTOWN (CV-5) and Task Group 28 until sailing for home 14 July.
On 28 July 1941, QUINCY sailed with Task Group 16 for Iceland on neutrality duty which included a patrol in the Denmark Straits 21-24 September. She returned to Newfoundland with a convoy 31 October. QUINCY then proceeded to Capetown, South Africa, via Trinidad, where she met a convoy which she escorted back to Trinidad 29 December 1941.
QUINCY returned 25 January 1942 to Icelandic waters on convoy duty with Task Force 15 and made a patrol in the Denmark Straits 8-11 March. She departed 14 March for the U. S. and an overhaul at the New York Navy Yard that lasted until the end of May.
QUINCY sailed for San Diego 5 June via the Panama Canal and arrived 19 June. She was then assigned to Task Force 18 as the flagship of Rear Admiral Norman R. Scott, Commander, Cruisers.
QUINCY got underway for the South Pacific in July with other vessels assembling for the invasion of Guadalcanal. Prior to the Marine assault on Guadalcanal 7 August, QUINCY destroyed several Japanese installations and an oil depot during her bombardment of Lunga Point. She later provided close fire support for the Marines during the landing. While on patrol in the channel between Florida Island and Savo Island, in the early hours of 9 August 1942, QUINCY was attacked by a large Japanese naval force and sank after sustaining many direct hits with all guns out of action. QUINCY earned one battle star during World War II.
USS Quincy (CA-39)
Figure 1: USS Quincy (CA-39) photographed during the late 1930s. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Click on photograph for larger image.
Figure 2: USS Quincy (CA-39) underway at sea, circa 1937. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Click on photograph for larger image.
Figure 3: Cruiser Division Seven's South American Cruise, 1939. View of USS Quincy (CA-39) at left and USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) steaming in rough seas near the Strait of Magellan, 14 May 1939. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Rear Admiral Paul H. Bastedo. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Click on photograph for larger image.
Figure 4: View looking forward from the bridge of USS Quincy (CA-39) while she was steaming through rough seas in the Strait of Magellan during Cruiser Division Seven's South American cruise, 14 May 1939. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Rear Admiral Paul H. Bastedo. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Click on photograph for larger image.
Figure 5: USS Quincy (CA-39) underway on 1 May 1940, as seen from a Utility Squadron One aircraft. Note identification markings on her turret tops: longitudinal stripes on the forward turrets and a circle on the after one. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center. Click on photograph for larger image.
Figure 6: USS Quincy (CA-39) in New York Harbor, 23 May 1942, after her last overhaul. HMS Biter (British Escort Aircraft Carrier, 1942) is in the left background, partially hidden by Quincy's bow. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives. Click on photograph for larger image.
Figure 7: View on board USS Quincy (CA-39) looking aft on the port side from alongside 8-inch gun turret No. 1 while the ship was at the New York Navy Yard on 29 May 1942. Numbers in white circles mark recently installed items, including (# 1) splinter protection on the pilothouse (# 2) 20-mm guns just forward of the pilothouse (largely hidden behind the second 8-inch gun turret) and (# 3) 1.1-inch gun mountings on the upper bridge wings. Other notable items include paravanes on the superstructure side just forward of the second 8-inch gun turret and the rangefinder "tub" atop the pilothouse. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives. Click on photograph for larger image.
Figure 8: View on board USS Quincy (CA-39) looking forward over the boat deck from the secondary conn while the ship was at the New York Navy Yard for her last overhaul, 29 May 1942. Crude # "1" in white circle (center) marks the location of the 5-inch loading practice machine. Other notable items include: boats and boat cradle in foreground four Curtiss SOC "Seagull" floatplanes atop the catapults crated food piled by the after smokestack and USS Marblehead (CL-12) at left. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives. Click on photograph for larger image.
Figure 9: USS Quincy (CA-39) photographed from USS Wasp (CV-7) at Noumea, New Caledonia, on the eve of the invasion of Guadalcanal, 3 August 1942. She was sunk six days later during the Battle of Savo Island. Note Quincy's signal flags and Measure 12, Modified, camouflage scheme. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives. Click on photograph for larger image.
Figure 10: USS President Adams (AP-38) photographed from USS Wasp (CV-7), at Noumea, New Caledonia, 4 August 1942. She is crowded with U.S. Marines bound for the invasion of Guadalcanal. USS Quincy (CA-39) is in the background. Note President Adams' life rafts, landing craft, and climbing netting. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives. Click on photograph for larger image.
Figure 11: USS Quincy (CA-39) photographed from a Japanese cruiser during the Battle of Savo Island off Guadalcanal, 9 August 1942. Quincy, seen here burning and illuminated by Japanese searchlights, was sunk in this action. Copied from the Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison World War II history illustrations file. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph. Click on photograph for larger image.
Figure 12: Captain Samuel N. Moore (1891-1942), USN, photographed circa 1941, while he was assigned to the Navy Department in Washington, D.C. In May 1942, he took command of the heavy cruiser USS Quincy. On 9 August 1942, during the night Battle of Savo Island, Captain Samuel N. Moore was killed in action on the bridge of his ship. The destroyer USS Samuel N. Moore (DD-747), which served from 1944 until 1969, was named in his honor. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Click on photograph for larger image.
Named after a city in Massachusetts, USS Quincy (CA-39) was a 9,375-ton New Orleans class heavy cruiser that was built by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Quincy, Massachusetts, and was commissioned on 9 June 1936. The ship was approximately 588 feet long and 61 feet wide, had a top speed of 32 knots, and had a crew of 807 officers and men. Quincy initially was armed with nine 8-inch guns, eight 5-inch guns, and eight .50-caliber machine guns, although this armament was modified a bit after the start of World War II. Quincy also was equipped with four lightly armed floatplanes that were used for reconnaissance.
Quincy first was assigned to Cruiser Division 8 of the Atlantic Fleet and was ordered to the Mediterranean on 20 July 1936 to protect American citizens during the Spanish Civil War. The heavy cruiser arrived off Malaga, Spain, on 27 July and while in Spanish waters worked with an international rescue fleet that included the German pocket battleships Deutschland, Admiral Graf Spee, and Admiral Scheer. During the Spanish Civil War, Quincy evacuated 490 refugees to France before being relieved by USS Raleigh on 27 September 1936.
In April 1937, Quincy transited the Panama Canal to begin operations in the Pacific. She returned to the Atlantic in January 1939 and in February took part in US naval exercises in the Caribbean. Quincy also spent some time in South American waters from April to June 1939 on a good will cruise.
Following the outbreak of World War II in Europe in September 1939, Quincy was assigned to the Neutrality Patrol in the western Atlantic. She returned to South America in mid-1940 and for several months acted as a training ship for Naval Reservists. Quincy also was attached to more Neutrality Patrols and participated in various amphibious warfare exercises in the Caribbean. In July 1941, Quincy steamed between America’s Atlantic coast and Iceland, assisting in the protection of unarmed American merchant ships in the area. Towards the end of 1941, Quincy escorted a convoy from South Africa to Trinidad. Her escort and patrol duties continued until shortly after the United States entered the war on 7 December 1941.
On 25 January 1942, Quincy was assigned to convoy escort duty and steamed off the coast of Iceland as part of Task Force 15. Quincy patrolled the Denmark Straits from 8 to 11 March and then left the area on 14 March for the New York Navy Yard. Once there, the heavy cruiser underwent a major overhaul that was to last until the end of May.
After the overhaul was completed, Quincy was transferred to the Pacific Fleet by way of the Panama Canal in June 1942. The following month, Quincy was sent to New Zealand in preparation for the invasion of the southern Solomon Islands. On 7 August 1942, the heavy cruiser bombarded Japanese targets on Guadalcanal and provided close fire support for the US Marines who were landing on the island.
During the evening of 8 August 1942, Quincy was one of five heavy cruisers (four American and one Australian) on patrol in the approaches to the landing beaches of Guadalcanal. While steaming in the channel between Florida Island and Savo Island in the early hours of 9 August, Vice Admiral Gunichi Mikawa’s Japanese task force of seven cruisers and one destroyer ran straight into five Allied cruisers and seven destroyers. What took place became known as the disastrous Battle of Savo Island, where the Japanese, who were experts in night gunfire and torpedo warfare, slaughtered the inexperienced Allied warships. USS Quincy, along with two other American and one Australian cruiser, were sunk and the remaining American cruiser was damaged. Approximately 1,002 Allied officers and men were killed and 666 were wounded. Quincy alone lost 370 killed and 167 wounded. The Japanese sustained only a few casualties and moderate damage to three cruisers, but lost no ships. It was one of the worst disasters in American naval history and tragically demonstrated the US Navy’s inability to fight a major naval battle at night. It also was a sad end to the relatively brief career of a fine ship, but the loss of USS Quincy (as well as the other Allied cruisers that night off Savo Island) showed that the US Navy had a lot to learn if it was going to prevail over the Japanese Navy at Guadalcanal.
World War II Database
ww2dbase Assigned to Cruiser Division 8 of the United States Navy Atlantic Fleet, Quincy's first mission was to sail for the Mediterranean area in Jul 1936 to protect American interests in Spain during the height of its civil war. She served alongside German heavy cruisers at Málaga to evacuate their respective nationals out of Spain. She returned to Boston Navy Yard on 5 Oct 1936, and in the following spring she completed her final trials. She was re-assigned to the Pacific Fleet's Cruiser Division 7 she left Boston on 12 Apr and arrived at Pearl Harbor on 10 May. After engaging in several exercises, she spent some time at Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul, then headed back for the Atlantic. She participated in the Good Will Tour to South American 10 Apr-12 Jun 1939.
ww2dbase After Germany launched its invasion of Poland, USS Quincy was sent to North Atlantic for Neutrality Patrols. Early 1941 saw her in the Caribbean, then mid-Atlantic until Jun 1941. She served in the Atlantic with carriers Wasp and Yorktown. On 28 Jul 1941, she sailed with Task Force 16 to Iceland, then headed for patrols in the Denmark Straits during the end of Sep. Later in 1941, she escorted a convoy from Capetown back to Trinidad in the Caribbean Islands. She spent the first half of 1942 back in the North Atlantic, then returned to the United States for an overhaul at New York Navy Yard in May 1942.
ww2dbase On 19 Jun 1942, USS Quincy arrived at San Diego and became the flagship of Rear Admiral Norman Scott of Task Force 18. From there she departed for the South Pacific in Jul to support the invasion of Guadalcanal. She arrived in the area in the first week of Aug, and participated in preliminary shelling of the Japanese-held island on 7 Aug in the shelling she destroyed several Japanese installations and an oil depot at Lunga Point. When the American Marines made the landing, she also provided gun support. During the early hours of 9 Aug 1942, while on patrol off Savo Island north of Guadalcanal, her force was surprise attacked by Admiral Gunichi Mikawa's force. When the attacking Japanese cruisers trained their searchlights on Quincy, Quincy's guns were still trained. She was caught between two columns of Japanese cruisers and received a pounding. "We're going down between them - give them hell!" said Captain Moore of Quincy. She fought valiantly, but was not able to overcome the heavy firing from the Japanese cruisers. She capsized and sank at about 0235 that day, becoming one of the first ships that eventually nicknamed that area of the water "Ironbottom Sound". 370 lives were lost aboard Quincy during the Battle of Savo Island, and 167 were wounded.
Samuel Eliot Morison, The Struggle for Guadalcanal
Last Major Revision: Mar 2006
Heavy Cruiser Quincy (New Orleans-class) (CA-39) Interactive Map
Quincy (New Orleans-class) Operational Timeline
|24 Dec 1932||The keel of battleship Dunkerque was laid down at Brest Navy Yard, France.|
|2 Oct 1935||The French Battleship Dunkerque was launched at Brest shipyard in France.|
|9 Jun 1936||Quincy was commissioned into service.|
|31 May 1940||US Ambassador to Argentina Norman Armour and US Minister in Uruguay Edwin C. Wilson met in Montevideo, Uruguay regarding the deteriorating political situation in Uruguay. They jointly requested Secretary of State Cordell Hull to ask President Roosevelt to sent 40 to 50 warships to the eastern coast of South America as a show of force to prevent Uruguay from partnering with Germany. Later in the day, Hull would inform them that heavy cruiser USS Quincy was dispatched for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil per their suggestion, and she would visit Montevideo on the journey. State Department official Laurence Duggan would suggest Undersecretary of State Sumner Welles to publicize USS Quincy's South American tour.|
|12 Jun 1940||USS Quincy arrived at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.|
|17 Jun 1940||Heavy cruiser USS Quincy departed Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for Montevideo, Uruguay.|
|20 Jun 1940||USS Quincy reached Montevideo, Uruguay, as part of the American effort to counteract German propaganda in Latin America.|
|3 Jul 1940||USS Wichita and USS Quincy departed Montevideo, Uruguay for Brazilian waters.|
|5 Jul 1940||USS Wichita and USS Quincy arrived in Rio Grande du Sol, Brazil.|
|8 Jul 1940||USS Wichita and USS Quincy departed Santos, Brazil for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.|
|11 Jul 1940||USS Wichita and USS Quincy departed Rio Grande du Sol, Brazil for Santos, Brazil.|
|13 Jul 1940||USS Wichita and USS Quincy (CA-39) arrived at Santos, Brazil.|
|19 Jul 1940||Cruisers USS Wichita and USS Quincy arrived at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil destroyers USS Walke and USS Wainwright arrived later on the same day with Marines for Wichita and Quincy, respectively.|
|25 Jul 1940||USS Wichita and USS Quincy departed Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for Bahia, Brazil.|
|31 Jul 1940||Heavy cruisers USS Wichita and USS Quincy arrived at Bahia, Brazil.|
|5 Aug 1940||Heavy cruisers USS Wichita and USS Quincy departed Bahia, Brazil for Pernambuco, Brazil.|
|9 Aug 1940||Heavy cruisers USS Wichita and USS Quincy arrived at Pernambuco, Brazil.|
|13 Aug 1940||Heavy cruisers USS Wichita and USS Quincy departed Pernambuco, Brazil for Montevideo, Uruguay.|
|23 Aug 1940||Heavy cruisers USS Wichita (with chief of Cruiser Division 7 Rear Admiral Andrew C. Pickens on board) and USS Quincy arrived at Montevideo, Uruguay.|
|28 Aug 1940||Heavy cruisers USS Wichita (with Rear Admiral Andrew C. Pickens on board) and USS Quincy departed Montevideo, Uruguay for Buenos Aires, Argentina.|
|29 Aug 1940||Heavy cruisers USS Wichita (with Rear Admiral Andrew C. Pickens on board) and USS Quincy arrived at Buenos Aires, Argentina.|
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Visitor Submitted Comments
1. Kathy Perry says:
8 Sep 2009 09:43:27 AM
I am looking for more information on my uncle Samuel Laughon that was an officer on the Quincy.
2. Dorothy Dillinger says:
26 Jul 2010 08:40:12 AM
I am looking for information on my father, Noah "Bud" Dillinger, who served on the Quincy.
3. RLB says:
19 Jul 2011 06:16:41 PM
Looking for any info on Bernard M. Wolfe, USS Quincy 1939
4. Linda Kiddier says:
23 Aug 2011 09:06:35 AM
I am looking for info on my grandfather Luther Joseph Turton who was on the Quincy
5. Polly Dotson says:
3 Oct 2011 02:20:30 AM
I am looking for information on my uncle, Ancie Runyon EM3 on board during first fight at Savo Island when it sunk August 9,1942. He did not survive.
6. Steve Alberti says:
29 Apr 2012 07:16:49 AM
I'm trying to find some information on my uncle, Logan Kidwell, Water Tender on the USS Quincy. He died on the Quincy during the battle of Savo Island. Gratefull for any information!
7. Dennis painter says:
10 Apr 2013 04:13:59 PM
I am looking for information on the Marines aboard the USS Quincy(CA 39) that survived or were killed or listed as MIA on the Guadacanal Landings of 08/09/42 and, specifically, 2nd. Lt. Arthur Gutman and Private John Commers. They may have been in the same unit as both were assigned to Anti-Aircfraft duties. I know that Lt. Gutman was killed prior to the ship sinking, as per a Captain that was a witness, but am not sure about Private Commers. I know that their parents had one Hell of a time getting their benefits out of the Marine Corps. based upon copies of their service records and that is one sad fact that I wished I had not known about. It was over a year before their parents were told about their deaths. I can only imagine the agony they went through as I have seen copies of the letters that went back and forth from the War Department to them. Not only were they kept in the dark about the deaths, the War Department did not inform the parents about what benefits were due them and what $$ they had in their savings accounts, etc. and had to get their U.S. Reps. involved to get the information for them. I know that in 1942 we were getting our butts kicked by the superior firepower and technology of the Japanese and the government did not want the public to know that but there is no excuse for this type of treatment to the survivors. The parents are long deceased now but i would like to get as much information about this event for their families to make sure they know these brave men did not die in vain. I assume they are resting on the bottom of " Iron Bottom Sound " and I plan on going there to drop some flowers over the wreck site before I die. I was born almost 6 years after their deaths and Private Commers' family were neighbors for several years and they never talked about it and the first time I saw his photo in an old WWII newspaper marked
" lost at sea ", his face has haunted me ever since and I was probably only age 6 at the time.
This event should be made into a movie as all three heavy cruisers went down.
SEMPER FI and MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU forever and May GOD bless you.
Thank you very very much for your service to our country and the payment of the ultimate sacrifice.
8. Janet Peterson says:
11 Nov 2013 02:21:46 PM
My dad Howard Phifer was a survivor of the 1942 sinking of the Quincy. I was born in 1961 and my father never talked about the war but it affected him for the rest of his life. He died in 1987 when he was 70. I would like to find someone who my have been told about him or maybe even knew him at that time, although I know that's unlikely. I believe he was chief bosents mate and would have been 25 at the time. Also his last name may be mispelled as "Pieffer". I'm having a hard time finding crew information. I do know that he was in the third division,they were known as "the fighting third".
9. Adrian Ringus says:
21 Apr 2014 07:21:14 PM
RINGUS, JULIAN G 2125289 USN BM2 08/09/1942
Julian Gustan Ringus, Boatswain's Mate 2c, USN. Father, Mr. Joseph Ringus, 56 Sanders St., Athol.
Julian was a boxer in the Navy. He won the "Light -JR" boxing gold 26th Division championship in 1938.
He Died on the USS Quincy at the Battle of Savo Island 9 August 1942
My family never got Julian's Purple Heart.
10. Barry Robertson says:
18 Jun 2014 10:04:25 PM
My father,Robert Edward Robertson,was the Quincy when she was sunk.He was a gunners mate on a 5in gun topside.He survived but would rarely talk about it.He once said that there were mistakes made.He mentioned sharks and alot of time before they were picked up.Any info would be greatly appreciated.There's a great book on the fiasico called Neptune's Inferno that I recommend,audio also.It goes into detail about the failures of leadership.
11. Karen E. Jenkins says:
26 Mar 2015 05:00:01 AM
My uncle, James William Hunt was on the Quincy and was a survivor. Need to find a survivor list to prove he was there. He passed away in Sept. 2014 and his naval records are not complete. He was a loader in the number one gun turret. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks
12. Jane L. Ries says:
26 Mar 2015 08:10:34 PM
I do the military pictures for the Effingham County Courthouse Museum in Effingham, Illinois. This veteran, DeWitt Talmadge Van Dyke died aboard the USS Quincy on August 1942. People who are looking for info should check the microfilm of old local newspapers if at all possible. This was one of the articles I found on DeWitt T. Van Dyke. D.T. VAN DYKE, JR., MISSING IN ACTION, NAVY REPORTS
A message was received over the week-end by Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Van Dyke, Sr., of Effingham, from Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox, stating that their son, DeWitt Van Dyke Jr., boilermaker first-class in the U.S. Navy, who was reported missing in action August 9, 1943, was killed in action during a major sea battle of Guadalcanal. Van Dyke was aboard the cruiser U.S.S. Quincy at the time of his death. Van Dyke, who was 23 years of age, was a graduate of Effingham high school and had enlisted in the Navy in the fall of 1938. Besides his parents, he leaves one brother, Logan Van Dyke of Effingham, and one sister, Odessa at home.
13. Kim Hoyo Strike says:
26 Apr 2015 07:15:48 AM
I'm looking for infomration about my uncle, Karl T. Hoyo. He was a fireman first class on the Quincy. His nickname was Swede. Two of his best friends on the ship were "Hop" and "Del." Any infomration will be appreciated.
14. Paula Booth says:
24 May 2015 03:51:46 PM
My father Clifton Booth and his brother Charlie Quinton Booth both served on the U.S.S.Quincy when she was sunk. My father survived the ordeal but Charlie Quinton did not. My father was well along in years before he told the story of that terrible attack. This is what he related to me- everyone knew the attack was coming and that last night he and his brother and some shipmates sat on the fantail and talked about their families and what they felt about the possibility of dying--they had been taking men into battle (the marines they had transported) and they knew death was all around. There was lots of conversation about their orders- they were floating around the islands "making lazy eights" waiting for the Japanese Navy to show up but the commanders were certain they wouldn't be in til at least dawn-so they had plenty of time- the men he was with weren't so optimistic. When the shooting started, they weren't prepared. Everyone ran to his station but most of the guns didn't even get off a round. My Dad's gun station did manage to fire several rounds- he said they were pulling up the shells looking down at fires below them- he thought he saw the explosion that wiped out Charlie Quinton's turret but he kept working. When the abandon ship call was made, he walked to the bin where the life jackets were kept (apparently then you didn't wear it til you needed it ?)he said the ship was listing badly by that time and the dead and injured were everywhere but mostly everyone he saw was dead. He said he walked to the rail and because the ship was sinking so rapidly, just walked off into the water. He said the fighting was still going on all around them and the men in the water tried to get away from the ship which was burning and going down fast. What seemed like forever was over in a moment and then the waiting began. The men knew they had lost this battle and lost it bad so they didn't know what would happen. They tried to stay together and not drift off. Before long the shelling was over and they began to hope for rescue. Suddenly they heard gunfire and their first thought was the Japanese sailors were shooting the American survivors in the water. They tried to swim away but the boats kept coming. Finally they heard American voices telling them to swim to them, there are sharks in the water and they can't hold them off. My Dad was picked up and taken aboard another ship. It was there the deaths of his bother,captain and may shipmates were confirmed.
15. Ann Lightbody says:
16 Apr 2016 05:35:47 PM
I'm looking for information on my Great Uncle Joseph Dietz who was on board the USS Quincy went it went down on August 9, 1942. I'm not sure what his rank was. Thank you for any and all information.
16. David Stubblebine says:
16 Apr 2016 08:13:50 PM
The Muster Rolls for the USS Quincy list a Fireman 3rd class Joseph Francis Dietz from at least 16 Nov 1940 through to the sinking. [It is important to remember what the rating of “Fireman” means in the Navy. These were not firefighters but rather they kept the fires burning in the engine room – commonly called “the black gang.”]
17. Anonymous says:
29 May 2016 07:24:13 PM
Looking for information on Robert McCoy, my uncle. I thought he served on the Quincy. He servived the sinking off salvo island. Would like proof he was part of Quincy's crew.
18. Carl Justice says:
7 May 2017 07:36:45 AM
I am a Navy vet. I lost an uncle who was on the USS Quincy in WW11. The ship was sunk before I was born - 1945
Can you confirm Ned Hornick rate/rank?
19. David Stubblebine says:
7 May 2017 04:38:50 PM
Carl Justice (above):
Edward Henry Hornick, Seaman 1st class, service number 258 21 24, who enlisted 12 Sep 1938 at Baltimore MD, was received aboard Quincy on 8 Apr 1942 from the Receiving Station, Boston MA. He apparently was transferred off the muster rolls on 3 Sep 1942 after Quincy was sunk a month earlier on 9 Aug 1942.
20. David Stubblebine says:
7 May 2017 04:57:54 PM
Anonymous #17 (above):
Robert John McCoy, Fireman 3rd class, service number 342 08 52, who enlisted 6 Sep 1938 at Kansas City MO, was received aboard Quincy on 5 Jul 1939 at Norfolk VA. He is last mentioned in the Quincy muster rolls on 30 Jun 1942. He is listed in the USS Argonne Dec 1942 muster rolls as a Machinists Mate 1st class and that he was received aboard on 21 Aug 1942.
21. Jack Baker says:
1 Jun 2017 11:02:09 AM
My father-in-law, Harvey E Walker, now 94 was a machinist mate 1st class on the Quincy when it was sunk in August of 1945. His health is failing and I am wondering how many remaining survivors are still alive. And information is greatly appreciated.
22. Anonymous says:
28 Jun 2017 08:43:24 AM
My grandfather, Frederick Milton Higgison was on the Quincy. He survived and was sunk again on the ship that picked him up. I'm trying to find out anything I can as I am now the family historian. Thank you.
23. Carl Justice says:
9 Jul 2017 09:32:45 AM
Edward Henry Hornick, 258-21-24 was KIA when the Quincy went down. He is/was an uncle I never met. I was born in 1945. Are there any photos available through Navy archives? I don't even know what he looked like.
24. Frank Robertson says:
9 Aug 2017 01:25:53 PM
A salute To All Quincy veterans ,You are remembered on this day August 9th 2017
25. Karen Harter says:
15 Aug 2017 11:05:00 AM
Wondering if you can confirm if Joseph Corliss of New York was on the Quincy. He rarely spoke about the war but once told us an emotional story of how they were sunk and just now as I am cleaning out some files, I found a bunch of papers with the history of the USS Quincy and at the end, in his writing, he notes all who died, got injured and the total casualties. Makes me think that was the ship. Thanks. -K
26. David Stubblebine says:
15 Aug 2017 09:52:05 PM
Karen Harter (above):
The Quincy Muster Rolls list a Joseph Walter Corliss, service number 223 41 12, who enlisted 6 Oct 1937 in Brooklyn NY and was received aboard Quincy 9 Mar 1938 as a Seaman 2nd-class. He left the ship as a Fire Controlman 2nd-class 13 Oct 1941 due to being Honorably Discharged at the end of his enlistment. His discharge was almost 2 months before Pearl Harbor and 10 months before Quincy was sunk. You can learn a lot more about his time in the Navy by requesting a copy of his service record. See http://ww2db.com/faq/#3
27. Anonymous says:
16 Aug 2017 10:08:41 AM
Thank you David. I must get his records as there is more to the story me thinks. I also have typed up history from him of the USS South Dakota (BB 57) and USS Shangri-La (CV 38). Like I said, he never spoke about it so it's all a puzzle for us. Thanks again! -K
28. Anne Gabor says:
21 Oct 2017 07:01:52 AM
My grandfather served on the quincy as a radioman and just happened to be called on shore the night it was sunk. He passed away earlier this year at 94. I'm looking for a crew roster, list of those who served as well as those who perished to help keep their memories alive. Any direction would be much appreciated
29. Mickie Boldt says:
4 Dec 2017 09:44:25 AM
My second cousin, whom we called "Uncle" as he was much older, Clyde Sell served on the Quincy during WWII. I am trying to find the official record of this, but am having no luck. As Anne asked in October - is there a crew roster available anywhere? I would love to find this information - thanks!
30. Margo Adams says:
12 Jan 2018 09:10:34 PM
My great uncle, my father's namesake died at the battle of Savo Island on the USS Quincy.
31. allucier says:
12 Apr 2018 10:20:10 AM
my Father was on the ship when it sunk
32. Sam Morrison says:
27 May 2018 11:22:12 AM
My father, C.F. Morrison,MD was aboard the night she sank.
33. Bri Hill says:
27 Aug 2018 12:02:37 PM
My grandfather's brother was aboard, and I was hoping to find more information
34. Anonymous says:
25 Dec 2018 04:46:00 PM
Harold junior west survived the sinking. Any info on him.
35. Mark Minges says:
31 Dec 2018 03:14:00 PM
My uncle "Hugh" Ferguson Minges was on the ship the night it sunk. Would appreciate any info on him.
36. Jodi Astley says:
25 Jul 2019 06:49:08 AM
My Father. Wallace (Wally) Rehbein served proudly aboard the USS Quincy, he survived the ship being sunk, he went on to live a wonderful life with the love of his life and brought me in to this world. I have heard stories from my Dad of how he cooked for the whole crew.. as well as the courage these men showed the night their ship was sunk, my Dad did not like to talk about that night, yet he did portray to me the fear those whom survived experienced that fateful night.
Sadly, my Dad passed away in 2016 but lived a wonderful life. and had a wonderful loving family.
I just wanted to give an update to anyone who served along side my Dad, as well as give my sincere thank you to all of you who served proudly on the USS Quincy.
Thank You For Your Service!!
37. Kelly says:
4 Aug 2019 05:59:37 PM
Warren Keyes was a survivor of this battle on the USS Quincy and I would love more information on him or this battle.
38. David Stubblebine says:
5 Aug 2019 09:26:30 PM
Navy Muster Rolls list Seaman 1st-class Warren Lee Keyes, service number 337 61 99, enlisted 5 Jun 1941 at St. Louis, Missouri and reported aboard USS Quincy 8 Apr 1942 at Boston, Massachusetts and was immediate transferred to Quincy’s aviation unit, Cruiser Scouting Squadron 7. The Rolls later list him being transferred to the troop ship USS Wharton 10 Aug 1942 as a survivor of the Quincy. Warren Keyes’ service record will have much more detail about his time in the Navy. For more on how to order a copy, see https://ww2db.com/faq/#3.
39. Linwood Smith says:
11 Aug 2019 08:30:07 PM
My uncle, Ensign Norman Keene
Smith, served on the USS Quincy and died during the Battle of Savo Island. He was MIA. Looking for information about him.
40. Garry Bryan says:
6 Mar 2020 04:39:01 PM
Was looking for a crew list listing my father Vernon Bryan Jr. as crew member. He survived Savo Island and had a book dedicated to him for keep pressure to re-open the investigation into the collapse of the chain of command.
41. Brian Curran says:
8 Jul 2020 12:28:43 PM
I have a bunch of photos from my grandfather from the Quincy in 1936-37. Linwood, would your uncle have gone by "Red" Keene by any chance? I have a photo of "Red" Keane (spelled this way but could be wrong).
42. Jennifer says:
19 Nov 2020 02:59:58 PM
I am looking for any Information about John Robert King, who served on the Quincy in 1939. Thanks
43. Mark Minges says:
30 Nov 2020 08:02:06 AM
My Uncle, Hugh F. Minges, served on the Quincy. He was an anti-aircraft gunner, I believe. He was aboard her when she was sunk. He would've been around 20 years of age then. He survived the war, lived to be 70.
44. Anonymous says:
31 May 2021 10:26:24 AM
Looking for any information on William Lee Jones, Age22 , EM at the time of the Quincy sinking. Born in Akron, Ohio. I am his daughter that he never got to meet and I would appreciate any and all information bout my Dad.
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USS Quincy (CA-39) at New York, 29 May 1942 - History
This is a complete list of all Fore River Shipyard production, listed in order by Fore River hull number. Small repair or overhaul jobs that were not assigned hull numbers are not included. During this period the yard was under the ownership of Bethlehem Steel.
This list was compiled and is maintained by Andrew Toppan, using sources listed at the bottom of the document.
The first column is the Fore River hull number, followed by the vessel's name, the type/size/class of the vessel, the owner/customer for the vessel, the type of work done (new construction, overhaul, etc.), the date the vessel was delivered, and the fate or status of the vessel. For ships that remain in existence the current name is listed in the status/fate column if no name is listed, the vessel retains its original name.
For conversions and reconditionings, the vessel's new name (at completion) is listed under "name", the original name and description are listed under "type", and the nature of the conversion is listed under "work type".
| Fore River Shipyard Production Record |
|Hull||Name||Type/Descr.||Owner||Work Type||Delivered||Fate or Status|
|1398||Charles G. Donoghue||174' Harbor Ferry||City of Boston||New||23 Sept 1926||Unknown|
|1399||Daniel A. MacCormack||174' Harbor Ferry||City of Boston||New||21 Oct 1926||Unknown|
|South Dakota Class Battleship||US Navy||New||--||Cancelled 17 Aug 1923|
|1401||Governor Carr||150' Harbor Ferry||Jamestown & Newport Co.||New||14 Feb 1927||Unknown|
|1402||No. 65||360' Carfloat||New York, New Haven & Hartford Ry||New||17 Jan 1927||Unknown|
|1403||No. 66||360' Carfloat||New York, New Haven & Hartford Ry||New||9 Feb 1927||Unknown|
|1404||No. 67||360' Carfloat||New York, New Haven & Hartford Ry||New||9 Apr 1927||Unknown|
|1405||No. 68||360' Carfloat||New York, New Haven & Hartford Ry||New||9 Apr 1927||Unknown|
|1408||Cities Service No. 2||212' Tank Barge||Cities Service Co.||New||20 Apr 1927||Unknown|
|1409||Cities Service No. 3||150' Tank Barge||Cities Service Co.||New||23 Aug 1927||Unknown|
|Northampton Class Light Cruiser||US Navy||New||15 May 1930||Torpedoed 30 Nov 1942|
|Lake Class Cutter||US Coast Guard||New||20 Aug 1928||Discarded 1947|
|Lake Class Cutter||US Coast Guard||New||10 Oct 1928||Lost 8 Nov 1942|
|Lake Class Cutter||US Coast Guard||New||31 Oct 1928||Discarded 1947|
|Lake Class Cutter||US Coast Guard||New||12 Jan 1929||Discarded 1948|
|Lake Class Cutter||US Coast Guard||New||16 Mar 1929||Torpedoed 31 Jan 1942|
|1416||Edward F. Farrington||131' Coastal Freighter||Middlesex Transp. Co.||New||22 Feb 1928||Unknown|
|1417||New Bedford||210' Coastal Passenger Steamer||New England Steamship Co. (NY,NH&H Ry.)||New||19 May 1928||Abandoned 1968|
|1418||Virginia Lee||302' Passenger Steamer||Pennsylvania RR||New||25 Oct 1928||Scrapped 1968|
|1419||Shawmut||122' Trawler||Massachusetts Trawler Co.||New||5 Nov 1928||Unknown|
|1420||Trimount||122' Trawler||Massachusetts Trawler Co.||New||19 Nov 1928||Discarded 1946|
|1421||William J. O'Brien||122' Trawler||Massachusetts Trawler Co.||New||18 Dec 1928||Unknown|
|1422||Berwindglen||367' Collier||Wilmore Steamship Co.||New||23 July 1929||Barged 1950 Scrapped 1954|
|1423||Berwindvale||367' Collier||Wilmore Steamship Co.||New||21 Aug 1929||Scrapped 1952|
|1424||Naushon||250' Coastal Passenger / Freight Steamer||New England Steamship Co. (NY,NH&H Ry.)||New||20 May 1929||Scrapped 1974|
|1425||Seaboard No. 1||165' Tank Barge||Seaboard Shipping Corp.||New||19 June 1929||Unknown|
|1426||No-Nox||209' Tank Barge||Gulf Refining Co.||New||20 Aug 1929||Unknown|
|1427||Quincy||110' Trawler||R. O'Brien & Co.||New||18 Dec 1929||Unknown|
|1428||Dorchester||110' Trawler||R. O'Brien & Co.||New||6 Jan 1930||Unknown|
|1429||Winthrop||110' Trawler||R. O'Brien & Co.||New||26 Dec 1929||Unknown|
|Portland Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||15 Feb 1933||Scrapped 1969|
|1431||Cities Service No. 4||200' Tank Barge||Cities Service Co.||New||20 Nov 1929||Unknown|
|1432||Borinquen||429' Freighter||New York & Porto Rico Co.||New||20 Feb 1931||Wrecked 13 Apr 1970|
|1433||Dartmouth||110' Trawler||General Seafoods Corp.||New||27 Jan 1930||Unknown|
|1434||Amherst||110' Trawler||General Seafoods Corp.||New||7 Feb 1930||Unknown|
|1435||Cornell||110' Trawler||General Seafoods Corp.||New||15 Feb 1930||Unknown|
|1436||L.T.C. No. 1||201' Tank Barge||Lake Tankers Corp.||New||30 May 1930||Unknown|
|1437||L.T.C. No. 2||201' Tank Barge||Lake Tankers Corp.||New||13 June 1930||Unknown|
|1438||Virginia Sinclair||435' Tanker||Sinclair Navigation Co.||New||20 Dec 1930||Torpedoed 10 Mar 1943|
|1439||Harry F. Sinclair Jr.||435' Tanker||Sinclair Navigation Co.||New||28 Feb 1931||Torpedoed 11 Apr 1942|
|1440||Mariposa||631' Passenger Liner||Oceanic Steamship Co.||New||14 Dec 1931||Scrapped 1974|
|1441||Monterey||631' Passenger Liner||Oceanic Steamship Co.||New||29 Apr 1932||Laid Up ( Belofin I )|
|1442||L.T.C. No. 3||201' Tank Barge||Lake Tankers Corp.||New||1 July 1930||Unknown|
|1443||General Sumner||174' Harbor Ferry||City of Boston||New||6 Jan 1931||Unknown|
|1444||Antigua||447' Freighter||United Mail Steamship Co.||New||1 Apr 1932||Scrapped 1964|
|1445||Quirigua||447' Freighter||United Mail Steamship Co.||New||4 June 1932||Scrapped 1964|
|1446||Veragua||447' Freighter||United Mail Steamship Co.||New||5 Aug 1932||Scrapped 1964|
|1447||Lurline||631' Passenger Liner||Oceanic Steamship Co.||New||5 Jan 1933||Scrapped 1987|
|Farragut Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||18 June 1934||Scrapped 1947|
|New Orleans Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||24 Feb 1937||Torpedoed 9 Aug 1942|
|New Orleans Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||9 June 1936||Torpedoed 9 Aug 1942|
|Porter Class Destroyer Leader||US Navy||New||26 Feb 1936||Scrapped 1947|
|Porter Class Destroyer Leader||US Navy||New||20 May 1936||Scrapped 1946|
|Porter Class Destroyer Leader||US Navy||New||28 Aug 1936||Scrapped 1947|
|Porter Class Destroyer Leader||US Navy||New||20 Oct 1936||Scrapped 1946|
|1455||Thomas Whalen||110' Trawler||R. O'Brien & Co.||New||9 Oct 1934||Unknown|
|1456||Atlantic||110' Trawler||R. O'Brien & Co.||New||25 Oct 1934||Unknown|
|1457||Plymouth||110' Trawler||R. O'Brien & Co.||New||29 Oct 1934||Unknown|
|Gridley Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||24 June 1937||Scrapped 1947|
|Gridley Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||2 Sept 1937||Scrapped 1947|
|Wasp Class Aircraft Carrier||US Navy||New||25 Apr 1940||Torpedoed 15 Sept 1942|
|1461||Neptune||110' Trawler||Neptune Trawling Co.||New||1 Sept 1936||Unknown|
|1462||Triton||110' Trawler||Triton Trawling Co.||New||16 Sept 1936||Unknown|
|1463||Goethals||476' Hopper Dredge||US Army Corps of Engineers||New||28 Dec 1937||Unknown|
|1464||Annapolis||147' Trawler||General Seafoods||New||19 Oct 1937||Unknown|
|1465||West Point||147' Trawler||General Seafoods||New||29 Oct 1937||Unknown|
|1466||Yale||147' Trawler||General Seafoods||New||26 Nov 1937||Unknown|
|1467||Panama||493' Freighter||Panama RR Co.||New||21 Apr 1939||Scrapped 1985|
|1468||Ancon||493' Freighter||Panama RR Co.||New||16 June 1939||Scrapped 1973|
|1469||Cristobal||493' Freighter||Panama RR Co.||New||11 Aug 1939||Scrapped 1981|
|Benson Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||25 July 1940||Discarded 1975|
|Benson Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||18 Sept 1940||Discarded 1970|
|1472||Wave||147' Trawler||General Seafoods||New||18 Nov 1938||Discarded 1945|
|1473||Crest||147' Trawler||General Seafoods||New||20 Dec 1938||Unknown|
|1474||Exporter||473' C3 Freighter||American Export Lines||New||28 Sept 1939||Scrapped 1971|
|1475||Explorer||473' C3 Freighter||American Export Lines||New||16 Nov 1939||Scrapped 1970|
|1476||Exchange||473' C3 Freighter||American Export Lines||New||23 Feb 1940||Unknown|
|1477||Express||473' C3 Freighter||American Export Lines||New||18 Apr 1940||Unknown|
|South Dakota Class Battleship||US Navy||New||12 May 1942||Preserved @ Fall River|
|1479||San Diego |
|Atlanta Class Antiaircraft Cruiser||US Navy||New||10 Jan 1942||Scrapped 1960|
|1480||San Juan |
|Atlanta Class Antiaircraft Cruiser||US Navy||New||28 Feb 1942||Scrapped 1962|
|1481||Exemplar||473' C3 Freighter||American Export Lines||New||1 Aug 1940||Unknown (USS Dorothea L. Dix (AP 67))|
|1482||Exhibitor||473' C3 Freighter||American Export Lines||New||5 Sept 1940||Unknown|
|1483||Executor||473' C3 Freighter||American Export Lines||New||22 Oct 1940||Unknown (USS Almaack (AKA 10))|
|1484||Examiner||473' C3 Freighter||American Export Lines||New||23 Jan 1942||Unknown|
|1485||Stanvac Calcutta||501' Tanker||Petroluem Shipping Co. (Standard Vacuum Co.)||New||1 May 1941||Sunk 6 June 1942|
|1486||Stanvac Capetown||501' Tanker||Petroluem Shipping Co. (Standard Vacuum Co.)||New||27 June 1941||Scrapped 1960|
|1487||Stanvac Manila||501' Tanker||Petroluem Shipping Co. (Standard Vacuum Co.)||New||1 Aug 1941||Torpedoed 23 May 1943|
|1488||Sinclair Opaline||471' Tanker||Sinclair Refining Co.||New||16 Aug 1941||Scrapped 1961|
|1489||Sinclair Rubilene||471' Tanker||Sinclair Refining Co.||New||20 Sept 1941||Scrapped 1959|
|1490||Sinclair Superflame||471' Tanker||Sinclair Refining Co.||New||7 Nov 1941||Scrapped 1966|
|1491||Sinclair H-C||471' Tanker||Sinclair Refining Co.||New||6 Jan 1942||Discarded 1980's|
|1492||Flagship Sinco||529' Tanker||Sinclair Refining Co.||New||30 Jan 1942||Scrapped 1970|
|1493||Sheldon Clark||529' Tanker||Sinclair Refining Co.||New||28 Mar 1942||Scrapped 1973|
|Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||15 Apr 1943||Discarded 1971|
|Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||30 June 1943||Scrapped 1975|
|Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||14 Oct 1943||Scrapped 1980|
|Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||15 Dec 1943||Discarded 1973|
|Cleveland Class Light Cruiser||US Navy||New||21 Jan 1944||Target 28 Oct 1969|
|Cleveland Class Light Cruiser||US Navy||New||8 June 1944||Discarded 1970|
|Cleveland Class Light Cruiser||US Navy||New||8 Sept 1944||Discarded 1978|
|Cleveland Class Light Cruiser||US Navy||New||23 Dec 1944||Scrapped 1975|
|Cleveland Class Light Cruiser||US Navy||New||14 May 1945||Discarded 1978|
|Cleveland Class Light Cruiser||US Navy||New||25 Oct 1946||Scrapped 1960|
|Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||9 Oct 1944||Discarded 1973|
|1505||Saint Paul |
|Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||16 Feb 1945||Discarded 1978|
|Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||8 June 1945||Discarded 1976|
|Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||3 Sept 1945||Discarded 1974|
|Essex Class Aircraft Carrier||US Navy||New||17 Feb 1943||Preserved @ Corpus Christi|
|1509||Bunker Hill |
|Essex Class Aircraft Carrier||US Navy||New||24 May 1943||Scrapped 1974|
|Essex Class Aircraft Carrier||US Navy||New||24 Nov 1943||Scrapped 1973|
|Essex Class Aircraft Carrier||US Navy||New||15 Apr 1944||Discarded 1976|
|1512||Cohasset||110' Trawler||R. O'Brien & Co.||New||9 Oct 1941||Unknown|
|1513||Lynn||110' Trawler||R. O'Brien & Co.||New||22 Oct 1941||Unknown|
|1514||Salem||110' Trawler||R. O'Brien & Co.||New||6 Nov 1941||Unknown|
|1515||Weymouth||110' Trawler||R. O'Brien & Co.||New||26 Nov 1941||Unknown|
|Benson Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||30 Apr 1942||Discarded 1971|
|Benson Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||29 May 1942||Torpedoed 13 Nov 1942|
|Benson Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||15 Aug 1942||Discarded 1971|
|Benson Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||12 Sept 1942||Discarded 1971|
|Benson Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||15 Jan 1943||Discarded 1971|
|Benson Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||13 Feb 1943||Discarded 1971|
|1522||LST 361||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy for Royal Navy||New||16 Nov 1942||Scrapped 1947|
|1523||LST 362||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy for Royal Navy||New||23 Nov 1942||Torpedoed 2 March 1944|
|1524||LST 363||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy for Royal Navy||New||30 Nov 1942||Scrapped 1948|
|1525||LST 364||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy for Royal Navy||New||7 Dec 1942||Lost 2/1945|
|1526||LST 365||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy for Royal Navy||New||14 Dec 1942||Discarded 1947|
|1527||LST 366||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy for Royal Navy||New||21 Dec 1942||Scrapped 1947|
|1528||LST 367||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy for Royal Navy||New||29 Dec 1942||Scrapped 1948|
|1529||LST 368||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy for Royal Navy||New||4 Jan 1943||Destroyed 16 June 1948|
|1530||LST 369||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||8 Jan 1943||Discarded 1947|
|1531||LST 370||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||13 Jan 1943||Discarded 1947|
|1532||LST 371||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||16 Jan 1943||Discarded 1947|
|1533||LST 372||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||23 Jan 1943||Scrapped 1947|
|1534||LST 373||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||27 Jan 1943||Discarded 1947|
|1535||LST 374||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||29 Jan 1943||Discarded 1947|
|1536||LST 375||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||2 Feb 1943||Scrapped 1949|
|1537||LST 376||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||5 Feb 1943||Torpedoed 9 June 1944|
|1538||LST 377||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||8 Feb 1943||Scrapped 1948|
|1539||LST 378||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||10 Feb 1943||Discarded 1947|
|1540||LST 379||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||12 Feb 1943||Scrapped 1948|
|1541||LST 380||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||15 Feb 1943||Discarded 1946|
|1542||LST 381||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||15 Feb 1943||Scrapped 1947|
|1543||LST 382||LST 1 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||18 Feb 1943||Discarded 1948|
|1544||Oregon City |
|Oregon City Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||15 Feb 1946||Discarded 1970|
|Oregon City Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||14 June 1946||Scrapped 1990|
|Oregon City Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||19 Dec 1946||Discarded 1973|
|Oregon City Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||--||Cancelled 13 Aug 1945 Discarded 1977|
|Oregon City Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||--||Cancelled 13 Aug 1945|
|Oregon City Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||--||Cancelled 13 Aug 1945|
|1550||Kansas City |
|Oregon City Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||--||Cancelled 13 Aug 1945|
|Oregon City Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||--||Cancelled 13 Aug 1945|
|Buckley (TE) Class Destroyer Escort||US Navy||New||30 June 1943||Target 15 July 1962|
|Buckley (TE) Class Destroyer Escort||US Navy||New||24 July 1943||Discarded 1976|
|Buckley (TE) Class Destroyer Escort||US Navy||New||15 Aug 1943||Discarded 1960|
|Buckley (TE) Class Destroyer Escort||US Navy||New||31 Aug 1943||Scrapped 1967|
|Buckley (TE) Class Destroyer Escort||US Navy||New||25 Sept 1943||Scrapped 1967|
|Buckley (TE) Class Destroyer Escort||US Navy||New||10 Oct 1943||Target 1960's|
|Buckley (TE) Class Destroyer Escort||US Navy||New||27 Oct 1943||Scrapped 1973|
|Buckley (TE) Class Destroyer Escort||US Navy||New||15 Nov 1943||Torpedoed 24 July 1945|
|1560||Henry R. Kenyon |
|Buckley (TE) Class Destroyer Escort||US Navy||New||30 Nov 1943||Scrapped 1970|
|Buckley (TE) Class Destroyer Escort||US Navy||New||31 Dec 1943||Target 19 Feb 1970|
|Buckley (TE) Class Destroyer Escort||US Navy||New||24 Jan 1944||Target 19 Sept 1971|
|1563||Eugene E. Elmore |
|Buckley (TE) Class Destroyer Escort||US Navy||New||4 Feb 1944||Scrapped 1969|
|Crosley Class High Speed Transport||US Navy||New||18 Oct 1944||In Service (Taiwanese Shou Shan )|
|1565||Raymon W. Herndon |
|Crosley Class High Speed Transport||US Navy||New||3 Nov 1944||Discared 1976|
|Crosley Class High Speed Transport||US Navy||New||20 Nov 1944||Scrapped 1967|
|1567||Alex Diachenko |
|Crosley Class High Speed Transport||US Navy||New||8 Dec 1944||Scrapped 1975|
|1568||Horace A. Bass |
|Crosley Class High Speed Transport||US Navy||New||21 Dec 1944||Scrapped 1975|
|Crosley Class High Speed Transport||US Navy||New||30 Dec 1944||Scrapped 1958|
|1570||Philippine Sea |
|Essex Class Aircraft Carrier||US Navy||New||3 May 1946||Scrapped 1971|
|1571||Des Moines |
|Salem Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||15 Nov 1948||Stricken 1991 Pending Disposal|
|Salem Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||9 May 1949||Preserved @ Quincy|
|Salem Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||--||Cancelled 10 June 1946|
|1574||CA 141||Salem Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||--||Cancelled 7 Jan 1946|
|1575||CA 142||Salem Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||--||Cancelled 13 Aug 1945|
|1576||Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. |
|Gearing Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||14 Dec 1945||Preserved @ Fall River|
|Gearing Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||8 Mar 1946||Discarded 1995|
|1578||Leonard F. Mason |
|Gearing Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||28 June 1946||In Service (Taiwanese Sui Yang )|
|1579||Charles H, Roan |
|Gearing Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||12 Sept 1946||Scrapped 1995|
|1580||LST 1004||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||28 Mar 1944||Scrapped 1947|
|1581||LST 1005||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||6 Apr 1944||Wrecked 1946|
|1582||LST 1006||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||12 Apr 1944||Discarded 1948|
|1583||LST 1007||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||15 Apr 1944||Discarded 1946|
|1584||LST 1008||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||18 Apr 1944||Discarded 1946|
|1585||LST 1009||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||22 Apr 1944||Discarded 1946|
|1586||LST 1010||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||25 Apr 1944||In Service (South Korean Un Bong )|
|1587||LST 1011||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||28 Apr 1944||Scrapped 1948|
|1588||LST 1012||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||30 Apr 1944||Discarded 1946|
|1589||LST 1013||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||2 May 1944||Discarded 1946|
|1590||LST 1014||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||5 May 1944||Discarded 1946|
|1591||LST 1015||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||7 May 1944||Discarded 1946|
|1592||LST 1016||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||10 May 1944||Scrapped 1948|
|1593||LST 1017||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||12 May 1944||Discarded 1946|
|1594||LST 1018||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||14 May 1944||Scrapped 1948|
|1595||LST 1019||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||17 May 1944||Discarded 1948|
|1596||LST 1020||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||19 May 1944||Scrapped 1948|
|1597||LST 1021||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||24 May 1944||Discarded 1947|
|1598||LST 1022||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||24 May 1944||Scrapped 1948|
|1599||LST 1023||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||26 May 1944||Discarded 1948|
|1600||LST 1024||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||28 May 1944||Discarded 1948|
|1601||LST 1025||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||31 May 1944||Discarded 1948|
|1602||LST 1026||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||7 June 1944||Discarded 1947|
|1603||LST 1027||LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ship||US Navy||New||7 June 1944||Discarded 1947|
|1604||CA 143||Salem Class Heavy Cruiser||US Navy||New||--||Cancelled 13 Aug 1945|
|1605||CV 50||Essex Class Aircraft Carrier||US Navy||New||--||Cancelled 27 Mar 1945|
|Gearing Class Destroyer (Incomplete)||US Navy||Completion as Epperson Class Escort Destroyer||21 July 1949||Discarded 1977|
|1607||Pennsylvania||28,000 DWT, 624' Tanker||Texas Co. (Texaco)||New||5 Aug 1949||Scrapped 1985|
|1608||Texas||28,000 DWT, 624' Tanker||Texas Co. (Texaco)||New||31 Aug 1949||Scrapped 1986|
|1609||Ohio||28,000 DWT, 624' Tanker||Texas Co. (Texaco)||New||21 Oct 1949||Scrapped 1985|
|1610||Kentucky||28,000 DWT, 624' Tanker||Texas Co. (Texaco)||New||26 Oct 1949||Scrapped 1985|
|1611||World Liberty||28,000 DWT, 624' Tanker||World Tankers Co. (Niarchos)||New||30 Nov 1949||Collision 12 March 1966 Scrapped|
|Oregon City Class Heavy Cruiser (Incomplete)||US Navy||Completion as Northampton Class Tactical Command Ship||28 Feb 1953||Discarded 1977|
|1613||Capsa||28,000 DWT, 624' Tanker||Atlas Tankers, Inc.||New||11 Jan 1950||Scrapped 1976|
|1614||Capulus||28,000 DWT, 624' Tanker||Atlas Tankers, Inc.||New||15 Mar 1950||Scrapped 1975|
|1615||Caperata||28,000 DWT, 624' Tanker||Atlas Tankers, Inc.||New||12 Apr 1950||Scrapped 1976|
|1616||Caprella||28,000 DWT, 624' Tanker||Atlas Tankers, Inc.||New||14 June 1950||Scrapped 1977|
|1617||Caprinus||28,000 DWT, 624' Tanker||Atlas Tankers, Inc.||New||14 Sept 1950||Scrapped 1978|
|1618||Independence||682' Passenger Liner||American Export Lines||New||11 Jan 1951||In Service|
|1619||Constitution||682' Passenger Liner||American Export Lines||New||7 June 1951||Lost 24 Nov 1997|
|1620||Willis A. Lee |
|Mitscher Class Frigate||US Navy||New||29 Sept 1954||Scrapped 1973|
|Mitscher Class Frigate||US Navy||New||29 July 1954||Scrapped 1975|
|1622||Old Colony Mariner||Mariner Class 563' C4-S-1a Freighter||US Maritime Administration||New||28 Oct 1952||Scrapped 1980|
|1623||Cornhusker Mariner||Mariner Class 563' C4-S-1a Freighter||US Maritime Administration||New||5 Jan 1953||Wrecked 7 July 1953 Scrapped|
|1624||Pine Tree Mariner||Mariner Class 563' C4-S-1a Freighter||US Maritime Administration||New||3 Apr 1953||Unknown ( Mariposa )|
|1625||Nutmeg Mariner||Mariner Class 563' C4-S-1a Freighter||US Maritime Administration||New||9 Sept 1953||Wrecked 8 oct 1961|
|1626||Wolverine Mariner||Mariner Class 563' C4-S-1a Freighter||US Maritime Administration||New||30 Oct 1953||Unknown ( Arizona )|
|1627||Failaika||28,000 DWT, 624' Tanker||Afran Transport Co. (Gulf)||New||3 July 1952||Scrapped 1980|
|1628||La Cruz||28,000 DWT, 624' Tanker||Afran Transport Co. (Gulf)||New||18 Sept 1952||Scrapped 1980|
|1629||Waneta||29,000 DWT, 644' Tanker||Brilliant Transport Co. (Socony- Vacuum Oil Co.)||New||11 Dec 1952||Scrapped 1977|
|1630||Chryssi||29,000 DWT, 644' Tanker||Santander Compania Naviera, S.A. (Orion)||New||26 Feb 1953||Sunk 26 Dec 1970|
|1631||Andros Island||29,000 DWT, 644' Tanker||Rio Venturado Compania Naviera, S.A. (Orion)||New||7 May 1953||Scrapped 1975|
|1632||Andros Hills||29,000 DWT, 644' Tanker||Rio Venturado Compania Naviera, S.A. (Orion)||New||12 Aug 1953||Scrapped 1972|
|Neosho Class Fleet Oiler||US Navy||New||17 Sept 1954||Stricken 1994|
|1634||Orion Comet||29,000 DWT, 644' Tanker||Oil Carriers Joint Venture (Orion)||New||16 Oct 1953||Lost 12/1976|
|1635||Master Peter||29,000 DWT, 644' Tanker||Bilbao Compania Naviera, S.A. (Orion)||New||8 Oct 1954||Scrapped 1977|
|1636||George Livanos||29,000 DWT, 644' Tanker||Atlantic Oil Carriers Ltd. (Livanos)||New||11 Jan 1954||Scrapped 1976|
|1637||Athina Livanos||29,000 DWT, 644' Tanker||Atlantic Oil Carriers Ltd. (Livanos)||New||9 Sept 1954||Scrapped 1977|
|1638||Marine Dow-Chem||16,600 DWT, 551' Chemical Tanker||Marine Chemicals Transport Co.||New||26 Mar 1954||Barged 1974|
|1639||World Glory||45,500 DWT, 736' Tanker||World Tankers Co. (Niarchos)||New||19 Aug 1954||Sunk 14 June 1968|
|1642||Contract Transferred to Bethlehem Sparrows Point|
|1643||Margarita||29,000 DWT, 644' Tanker||Afran Transport Co. (Gulf)||New||15 July 1954||Scrapped 1979|
|1644||--||29,000 DWT, 644' Tanker||Reconquista Compania Panamena de Naviera (Konialidis)||New||--||Cancelled|
|1647||Socony-Vacuum||27,000 DWT, 604' Tanker||Socony- Vacuum Oil Co.||New||3 Dec 1954||Scrapped 1985|
|Forrest Sherman Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||30 Nov 1956||In Service (ex- Decatur )|
|Forrest Sherman Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||28 Feb 1957||Scrapped 1996|
|1650||Jonas Ingram |
|Forrest Sherman Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||10 July 1957||Target 20 July 1988|
|Forrest Sherman Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||20 Nov 1957||Scrapped 1996|
|Forrest Sherman Class Destroyer||US Navy||New||26 Feb 1958||Target 22 Aug 1992|
|1653||--||Offshore Radar Platform - Georges Bank Station||US Navy / US Air Force||New||13 June 1955||Demolished 1963-1964|
|1654||Mobilgas||27,000 DWT, 604' Tanker||Charles Kurz & Co.||New||17 May 1956||Scrapped 1984|
|1655||World Beauty||45,500 DWT, 736' Tanker||World Beauty Corp. (Niarchos)||New||18 Apr 1957||Scrapped 1977|
|Farragut Class Frigate||US Navy||New||8 Dec 1960||Stricken 1992|
|Farragut Class Frigate||US Navy||New||11 May 1961||Stricken 1992|
|Farragut Class Frigate||US Navy||New||29 Oct 1961||Stricken 1992|
|1659||Mobil Fuel||29,000 DWT, 644' Tanker||Kurz Tankers||New||Unknown||Laid Up ( Meacham )|
|1660||Mobil Power||29,000 DWT, 644' Tanker||Kurz Tankers||New||27 Sept 1957||Laid Up ( Naeco )|
|1661||Olympic Eagle||46,000 DWT, 736' Tanker||Greenwich Panama, S.A. (Onassis)||New||27 Aug 1958||Scrapped 1979|
|1662||Olympic Falcon||46,000 DWT, 736' Tanker||Occidental Shipping Co., S.A. (Onassis)||New||8 Dec 1958||Scrapped 1979|
|1663||Mobil Lube||29,000 DWT, 644' Tanker||Socony Mobil Oil Co.||New||10 Jan 1958||Scrapped 1983|
|1664||--||46,000 DWT, 736' Tanker||Bahama Marine S.A. (Onassis)||New||--||Cancelled 25 Nov 1957|
|1665||Princes Sophie||71,000 DWT, 859' Tanker||World Brilliance Corp. (Niarchos)||New||18 Mar 1959||Scrapped 1977|
|1666||Subcontracted to Bethlehem Sparrows Point|
|1667||Subcontracted to Bethlehem Sparrows Point|
|1668||Transeastern||46,000 DWT, 736' Tanker||Transeastern Shipping Corp.||New||30 July 1959||Scrapped 1995|
|1669||Long Beach |
|Long Beach Class Guided Missile Cruiser||US Navy||New||1 Sept 1961||Stricken 1995 Pending Scrapping|
|1670||--||106,000 DWT, 940' Tanker||Goldensea Panama, S.A. (Onassis)||New||--||Cancelled 25 Nov 1957|
|1671||Mount Vernon Victory||46,000 DWT, 736' Tanker||Mount Vernon Tanker Co. (Onassis)||New||27 Jan 1961||Laid Up ( Mount Vernon )|
|1672||Monticello Victory||46,000 DWT, 736' Tanker||Monticello Tanker Co. (Onassis)||New||Unk.||Burned 31 May 1981 Scrapped 1984|
|1673||Patro||46,000 DWT, 736' Tanker||Hercules Tankers Corp./Tanker Owners, S.A.||New||20 Feb 1959||Scrapped 1979|
|1674||Capulonix||46,000 DWT, 736' Tanker||Hercules Tankers Corp./Asiatic Petroleum Corp.||New||25 Sept 1959||Scrapped 1979|
|1675||Capiluna||46,000 DWT, 736' Tanker||Hercules Tankers Corp./Asiatic Petroleum Corp.||New||21 Oct 1960||Scrapped 1980|
|1676||Leland I. Doan||16,500 DWT, 551' Chemical Tanker||Chemical Tanker Marine Interests Corp.||New||3 Feb 1961||Scrapped 1985|
|Bainbridge Class Frigate||US Navy||New||28 Aug 1962||Stricken 1995 Pending Scrapping|
|1678||Subcontracted to Bethlehem Sparrows Point|
|1679||Manhattan||106,500 DWT, 940' Tanker||Manhattan Tankers Co. (Niarchos)||New||15 Jan 1962||Scrapped 1987|
|1680||Orion Hunter||67,000 DWT, 860' Tanker||Colonial Tankers Corp. (Orion)||New||20 Dec 1961||Scrapped 1989|
|1681||--||106,500 DWT, 940' Tanker||1681 Corp./ Victory Carriers (Onassis)||New||--||Cancelled 9 June 1961|
|1682||Subcontracted to Bethlehem Sparrows Point|
|1683||Subcontracted to Bethlehem Sparrows Point|
|1684||American Courier||560' C4-S-57a Freighter||United States Lines||New||8 Feb 1963||Scrapped 1986|
|1685||American Commander||560' C4-S-57a Freighter||United States Lines||New||17 Apr 1963||Laid Up ( Pioneer Commander )|
|1686||American Corsair||560' C4-S-57a Freighter||United States Lines||New||7 June 1963||Scrapped 1686|
|1687||American Contractor||560' C4-S-57a Freighter||United States Lines||New||Unk.||Laid Up ( Pioneer Contractor )|
|1688||American Contender||560' C4-S-57a Freighter||United States Lines||New||Unk.||Unknown|
|1689||American Crusader||560' C4-S-57a Freighter||United States Lines||New||Unk.||Laid Up ( Pioneer Crusader )|
|1690||Montpelier Victory||47,000 DWT, 736' Tanker||1681 Corp./ Victory Carriers (Onassis)||New||25 Oct 1962||Scrapped 1985|
|1691||Mount Washington||47,000 DWT, 736' Tanker||1681 Corp./ Victory Carriers (Onassis)||New||31 Oct 1963||In Reserve|
|Sturgeon Class Attack Submarine||Built by General Dynamics / Quincy Shipbuilding Division|
|Sturgeon Class Attack Submarine||Built by General Dynamics / Quincy Shipbuilding Division|
List of Ships Built at the Quincy Yard . Central Technical Department of Bethlehem Steel Company, Shipbuilding Division, Quincy, MA., with unofficial addenda.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships . Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C., 1959-1991.
Special thanks to Michael Pryce for providing many ship fates, and to everyone who has provided updated information about these ships.
Shortly after the Quincy was assigned to Cruiser Division 8 (CruDiv8 Atlantic Fleet ), she was called up for her first deployment to the Mediterranean on July 20, 1936, to protect American interests in Spain during the Spanish Civil War . On July 26th, the Quincy passed the Strait of Gibraltar and reached Málaga a day later . During its mission, the ship formed an international rescue fleet together with the Deutschland , the Admiral Scheer and the Admiral Graf Spee . During this time, the Quincy rescued a total of 490 refugees to Marseille and Villefranche-sur-Mer (France) until it was replaced by the Raleigh on September 27 .
On October 5, the Quincy returned to the Boston Naval Shipyard to prepare for the final acceptance process, which took place March 15-18, 1937. On April 12, the ship set out for the Pacific to join Cruiser Division 7 . She crossed the Panama Canal April 23-27 and reached Pearl Harbor on May 10th.
The Quincy took part in a tactical exercise with the Pacific Fleet on May 20, the first of many maneuvers the Quincy completed in 1937 and 1938. From March 15 to April 28, she participated in an important battle exercise of the Pacific Fleet off Hawaii , the " Fleet problem XIX". After an overhaul at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard , the Quincy took part in her division's tactical operations off San Clemente , California. On January 4, 1939, the Quincy was finally ordered to the North Atlantic , where she patrolled the remainder of 1939. With the Atlantic fleet, she took part in the “Fleet Problem XX” from February 13th to 26th.
USS Quincy (i) (CA 39)
USS Quincy (Captain Samuel Nobre Moore, USN) was sunk during the Battle of Savo Island.379 of her crew died and 650 survived though 220 were wounded All the survivors were picked up by USS Bagley/Buchanan/Ellet and the Wilson. Amongst those killed was the Commanding Officer Moore.
Commands listed for USS Quincy (i) (CA 39)
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|1||Capt. Paul Henry Bastedo, USN||4 Dec 1937||15 Dec 1939|
|2||Capt. Williams Carter Wickham, USN||15 Dec 1939||1 Jul 1941|
|3||Capt. Charlton Eugene Battle, Jr., USN||1 Jul 1941||20 May 1942|
|4||Capt. Samuel Nobre Moore, USN||20 May 1942||9 Aug 1942 (+)|
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9 Aug 1942
The Quincy was sunk along with the USS Vincennes, Astoria and the HMAS Canberra during the Japanese attempt to interdict the invasion force at Guadalcanal. The Quincy fought bravely, firing even as she slipped beneath the waves with a good portion of her crew including her Captain Samuel Moore.
The Shame of Savo
Loxton, Bruce with Coulthard-Clark, Chris
QUINCY CA 39
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
- New Orleans Class Cruiser
Keel Laid 15 November 1933 - Launched 19 June 1935
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USS Quincy (CA-39) at New York, 29 May 1942 - HistoryAccording to our records New York was his home or enlistment state and Westchester County included within the archival record. We have Yonkers listed as the city. He had enlisted in the United States Navy. Served during World War II. Castaldo had the rank of Enlisted. His military occupation or specialty was Seaman First Class. Service number assignment was 2239149. Attached to USS Quincy (CA-39). During his service in World War II, Navy enlisted man Castaldo was reported missing and ultimately declared dead on August 9, 1942 . Recorded circumstances attributed to: Missing in action or lost at sea. Incident location: Waters off Savo Island, Solomon Islands, South Pacific.
Dominick N Castaldo was reported Missing in Action on August 9, 1942 while serving on the USS Quincy during the Battle of Savo Island. He was officially declared dead on August 10, 1943.
The Battle of Savo Island, also known as the First Battle of Savo Island, was a naval battle of the Pacific Campaign of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied naval forces. The battle took place on August 8–9, 1942 and was the first major naval engagement of the Guadalcanal campaign. The battle has often been cited as the worst defeat in a fair fight in the history of the United States Navy. The battle was the first of five costly, large scale sea and air-sea actions fought in support of the ground battles on Guadalcanal.
The USS Quincy and USS Vincennes was sunk, with over 1000 men killed or lost at sea. The Japanese suffered only light damage to ships, and a little more than 100 casualties.Dominick Nicholas Castaldo is buried or memorialized at Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines. This is an American Battle Monuments Commission location.