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USS OMAHA (CL 4)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - India - Sierra - Lima

CLASS - OMAHA
Displacement 7,050 Tons, Dimensions, 555' 6" (oa) x 55' 4" x 20' (Max)
Armament 12 x 6"/53, 2 x 3"/50AA, 10 x 21" tt.
Armor, 3" Belt, 1 1/2" Deck, 1 1/2 Conning Tower.
Machinery, 90,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 35 Knots, Crew 458.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 06 DEC 1918 at Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co. Tacoma, WA
Launched 14 DEC 1920
Commissioned 24 FEB 1923
Decommissioned 01 MAY 1945
Stricken 01 NOV 1945
Fate: Scrapped in FEB 1946 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard

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Omaha 28k Undated Port Bow view. USN
Omaha
0400415
58k

Dress Ship while moored, port side to, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 24 May 1923.

National Archives, Seattle Branch, Record Group 181.

Tracy White
Omaha 92k

USS Omaha (CL 4) In harbor, 8 December 1923.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 97970.

USNHC
Omaha 116k

USS Omaha (CL 4) Passing the San Diego Naval Station, circa 1925-1926. Note the F5L seaplanes in the foreground.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 43053.

USNHC
Omaha
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476k

Excellent photo of USS Omaha (CL 4), taken in San Diego Bay. Date is not stated, but from a photo collection which is all dated between 1925 and 1929.

U.S. Navy Photo.

David Buell
Omaha 134k Starboard bow view, 1926 Jon Burdett
Omaha 83k

USS Omaha (CL 4) View of the ship's forward superstructure, taken after overhaul at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, 29 August 1933. Note newly installed machine gun "bathtub" atop Omaha foremast, rangefinders and other fire control facilities on and about the mast, voice tubes running down from the masthead, 6"/53 guns in casemate mountings, and Battle Efficiency "E" painted on the pilothouse. Courtesy of Don S. Montgomery, USN (Retired).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 93507.

USNHC
Omaha
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USS Omaha Liberty Men at Lava Beds at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii in 1932.

National Archives, Seattle Branch, Record Group 181.

Tracy White
Omaha
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View looking aft down the port side during Omaha's record setting run (at the time) from Honolulu to San Francisco. The run, which occured in 1932, was completed in 75 Hours and 40 minutes.

National Archives, Seattle Branch, Record Group 181.

Tracy White
Omaha
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56k

View looking aft during Omaha's record setting run (at the time) from Honolulu to San Francisco. The run, which occured in 1932, was completed in 75 Hours and 40 minutes.

National Archives, Seattle Branch, Record Group 181.

Tracy White
Omaha 127k

USS Omaha (CL 4) Underway, circa the early 1930s. The original photograph is dated 20 October 1936, but it was actually taken prior to Omaha's 1933 overhaul, during which her topmasts were reduced and a "bathtub" machinegun platform was fitted atop her foremast.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 97971.

USNHC
Omaha 59k

USS Omaha (CL 4) Aground in the Bahamas, 18 July 1937. Note lighthouse at right and vessels alongside Omaha.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 43061.

USNHC
Omaha 71k

Odenwald Incident, November 1941 - USS Omaha (CL 4), in right center, standing by the German blockade runner Odenwald, which has a U.S. boarding party on board, in the South Atlantic, 6 November 1941. Photographed from USS Somers (DD 381).

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 49935.

USNHC
Omaha 114k

USS Omaha (CL 4) In New York Harbor, 10 February 1943.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-40594.

National Archives
Omaha 68k

USS Omaha (CL 4) Off the New York Navy Yard, 10 February 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 97972.

USNHC
Marblehead
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145k Ex-Marblehead (CL 12) being scrapped in Dry Dock No. 4 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on January 10, 1946. To the left is ex-Cincinnati (CL 6), behind left is ex-Raleigh (CL 7) and behind right is ex-Omaha (CL 4).

Library of Congress, HAER PA,51-PHILA,709D—20

Mike Green
Marblehead
0401221
166k Scrapping of ex-Marblehead (CL 12), ex-Cincinnati (CL 6), ex-Omaha (CL 4), and ex-Raleigh (CL 7). Naval Shipyard Philadelphia. February 18, 1946. Mike Green

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Hanrahan, David Carlisle, CAPT   02/24/1923 - 06/14/1924
Horne, Frederick Joseph, CAPT ADM 06/14/1924 - 01/16/1926
Cole, Cyrus Willard, CAPT RADM 01/16/1926 - 08/25/1927
Buchanan, Allen, CAPT   08/25/1927 - 06/11/1929
Downes, John, CAPT RADM 11/06/1929 - 05/22/1930
Pickens, Andrew Calhoun, CAPT RADM 05/22/1930 - 05/14/1932
Dowell Jr., Jonathan Stuart, CAPT   05/14/1932 - 06/04/1934
Woods, James Sterett, CAPT   06/04/1934 - 12/14/1935
Jones, Herbert Aloysius, CAPT   12/14/1935 - 09/10/1936
Mecleary, Howard Blaine, CAPT   09/10/1936 - 01/17/1938
Lind, Wallace Ludwig, CAPT   01/17/1938 - 02/01/1939
Davidson, Lyal Ament, CAPT VADM 02/01/1939 - 09/01/1939
Powell, Paulus Prince, CAPT RADM 09/01/1939 - 10/15/1941
Chandler, Theodore Edson, CAPT RADM 10/15/1941 - 04/1943
Leffler Jr., Charles Doyle, CAPT   04/1943 -
Tillson, Elwood Morse, CAPT   03/10/1944
Freseman, William Langfitt, CAPT   06/23/1945
Lucas, Albert Davis, CDR   09/24/1945 - 11/01/1945

(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)


USS OMAHA (CL 4) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
CL 4 - SSN 692

Contact Name: Mr. Mel Schaefer
Address: 1113 Coach Rd Papillon, NE, 68046-2903
Phone: 402-592-0587
E-mail: None


Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


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