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USS CINCINNATI (CL 6)


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

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 13 DEC 1918 at at Todd Dry Dock & Construction Co. Tacoma, WA
Launched on 23 MAY 1921
Commissioned 01 JAN 1924
Decommissioned 01 NOV 1945
Fate: Sold for scrap 27 FEB 1946.

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Cincinnati 131k Undated, seen here in company of another Omaha class cruiser. Note the masts have been removed from the one in the background. USN
Cincinnati
0400618
66k Port bow view, date and location unknown. David Buell
Cincinnati 93k

USS Cincinnati (CL 6) View looking up at the cruiser's mainmast in November 1923, just before she left the New York Navy Yard for speed trials off Rockland, Maine. View was taken from between the after smokestack and the mainmast. Note the extensive use of blocks on the mast rigging. Courtesy of the San Francisco Maritime Museum, San Francisco, California, 1969.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 69225.

USNHC
Cincinnati 80k

USS Cincinnati (CL 6) In harbor, circa the mid-1920s.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 63244.

USNHC
Cincinnati 68k

Vought O2U-1 "Corsair" floatplane (Bureau # A-7918) Suspended over a ship's catapult during the later 1920s. This plane, from Scouting Squadron SIX, is assigned to USS Cincinnati (CL 6). Collection of Vice Admiral Dixwell Ketcham.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 100515.

USNHC
Cincinnati
0400621
401k

In the South Boston drydock, December 1931.

From the Leslie Jones Collection at the Boston Public Library.

Michael Mohl
Cincinnati
0400619
322k

In the South Boston drydock, December 1931.

From the Leslie Jones Collection at the Boston Public Library.

Michael Mohl
Cincinnati
0400620
312k

In the South Boston drydock, December 1931.

From the Leslie Jones Collection at the Boston Public Library.

Michael Mohl
Cincinnati
0400622
515k

In the South Boston drydock, December 1931. Note the rudder laying on it's side in the foreground.

From the Leslie Jones Collection at the Boston Public Library.

Michael Mohl
Cincinnati
0400623
495k

In the South Boston drydock, December 1931.

From the Leslie Jones Collection at the Boston Public Library.

Michael Mohl
Cincinnati 63k

USS Cincinnati (CL 6) Underway in harbor, circa the later 1930s. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 67531.

USNHC
Cincinnati 143k

USS Cincinnati (CL 6) Visits Portland, Oregon, circa the later 1930s. Photographed by the Angelus Commercial Studio, Portland. Collection of Admiral Harold R. Stark, USN.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 86438.

USNHC
Cincinnati
0400624
1.6m

This is from the William "Bill" Larkins collection, which he personally shot at the Port of Oakland, summer of 1938 during summer cruise operations for USN-Reserve personnel.

The planes are both Curtiss SOC-1's with BuNo 9954 on the Left and BuNo 9858 on the Right.

The Squadron was VCS-3 Cruiser Scouting Squadron Three, assigned to The Concord (Flag), Omaha, Cincinnati and Milwaukee.

Photo courtesy of the United States Naval Institute.

Jim Geldert, USNI
Cincinnati 132k

USS Cincinnati (CL 6) view on deck, looking aft from the ship's bow, showing her forward 6"/53 gun turret and superstructure. Photographed at the New York Navy Yard, 4 July 1942. Recent alterations are marked and identified. Note Mark XXXII Mod. 1 Rangefinder on the bridge wings.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

National Archives/Scott Dyben
Cincinnati 55k

USS Cincinnati (CL 6) underway off New York City, 8 July 1942.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

National Archives/Scott Dyben
Cincinnati 41k

USS Cincinnati (CL 6) Off New York City, 8 July 1942.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-32591.

National Archives
Cincinnati 100k

USS Cincinnati (CL 6) Off New York City, 9 July 1942.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-31170.

National Archives
Cincinnati 124k

USS Cincinnati (CL 6) In New York Harbor, 22 March 1944.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-62459.

National Archives
Cincinnati 54k

USS Cincinnati (CL 6) Off New York City, 22 March 1944.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

USNHC
Cincinnati 137k

USS Cincinnati (CL 6) In New York Harbor, 22 March 1944.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-64188.

USNHC
Marblehead
0401220
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
Nelson, Charles Preston, CAPT RADM 01/01/1924 - 09/20/1924
Courtney, Charles Edward, CAPT RADM 09/20/1924 - 08/01/1926
Johnson, Thomas Lee, CAPT   08/01/1926 - 07/31/1928
Rowcliff, Gilbert Jonathan, CAPT RADM 07/31/1928 - 08/02/1930
Poteet, Fred Halstead, CAPT   08/02/1930 - 12/10/1932
Wadsworth Jr., Alexander Scammel, CAPT
  12/10/1932 - 08/08/1934
Caldwell, Turner Foster, CAPT RADM 08/08/1934 - 01/23/1936
Baughman, Cortlandt Chesterfield, CAPT   01/23/1936 - 09/01/1936
Dessez, John Harrison Semmes, CAPT   09/01/1936 - 07/07/1937
Logan, James Alexander, CAPT COMO 07/07/1937 - 06/10/1939
Lewis, Spencer Steen, CAPT VADM 06/10/1939 - 07/1941
Graf, Homer William, CAPT   07/1941 -
Senn, Elloitt Marchant, CAPT   05/22/1942
Worth Jr., Daniel Fisher, CAPT   10/21/1943

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


USS CINCINNATI (CL 6) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. George Christmas
Address: 4510 Nantucket Dr, Apt 7 Youngstown, OH, 44515-4440
Phone: None listed
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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