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USS RALEIGH (CL 7)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - India - Romeo - Tango

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 16 AUG 1920 at Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, MA
Launched on 25 OCT 1922
Commissioned 06 FEB 1924
Decommissioned 02 NOV 1945
Stricken 28 NOV 1945
Fate: Sold for scrap 27 FEB 1946.

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Size Image Description Contributed
By And/Or Copyright
Raleigh 72k Undated, Pre war image, showing Forward part of ship. USN
Raleigh 98k Undated, Starboard side view at San Francisco (Alcatraz in background). Jon Burdett
Raleigh 74k

USS Raleigh (CL 7) At Marseille, France, during the 1920s. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1973.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 77177.

USNHC
Raleigh 75k

USS Raleigh (CL 7) Steaming past the bow of another light cruiser, off Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during the later 1920s. Donation of Franklin Moran, 1967.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 64637.

USNHC
Raleigh 94k

USS Raleigh (CL 7) At anchor in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 April 1930. Donation of Franklin Moran, 1967.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 64626.

USNHC
Raleigh 69k

USS Los Angeles (ZR 3) With the Navy blimps J 2 and ZMC 2, flying over USS Raleigh (CL 7) and another light cruiser, during maneuvers off Atlantic City, New Jersey, 11 October 1930. Donation of Franklin Moran, 1967.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 65298.

USNHC
Raleigh 98k

USS Raleigh (CL 7) Anchored in San Diego harbor, California, 21 October 1933. Donation of Franklin Moran, 1967.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 64621.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Detroit 82k Balboa Harbor, Panama Canal Zone - Aerial photograph taken 23 April 1934, with U.S. Fleet cruisers and destroyers moored together. Ships present include (left to right in lower left):
USS Elliot (DD 146);
USS Roper (DD 147);
USS Hale (DD 133);
USS Dorsey (DD 117);
USS Lea (DD 118);
USS Rathburne (DD 113);
USS Talbot (DD 114);
USS Waters (DD 115);
USS Dent (DD 116);
USS Aaron Ward (DD 132);
USS Buchanan (DD 131);
USS Crowninshield (DD 134);
USS Preble (DD 345); and
USS William B. Preston (DD 344).

(left to right in center):
USS Yarnall (DD 143);
USS Sands (DD 243);
USS Lawrence (DD 250);
(unidentified destroyer);
USS Detroit (CL 8), Flagship, Destroyers Battle Force;
USS Fox (DD 234);
USS Greer (DD 145);
USS Barney (DD 149);
USS Tarbell (DD 142); and

USS Chicago (CA 29), Flagship, Cruisers Scouting Force.

(left to right across the top):
USS Southard (DD 207);
USS Chandler (DD 206);
USS Farenholt (DD 332);
USS Perry (DD 340);
USS Wasmuth (DD 338);
USS Trever (DD 339);
USS Melville (AD 2);
USS Truxtun (DD 229);
USS McCormick (DD 223);
USS MacLeish (DD 220);
USS Simpson (DD 221);
USS Hovey (DD 208);
USS Long (DD 209);
USS Litchfield (DD 336);

USS Tracy (DD 214);
USS Dahlgren (DD 187);
USS Medusa (AR 1);
USS Raleigh (CL 7), Flagship, Destroyers Scouting Force;
USS Pruitt (DD 347); and
USS J. Fred Talbott (DD 156);
USS Dallas (DD 199);

(four unidentified destroyers);
and
USS Indianapolis (CA 35), Flagship, Cruisers Scouting Force.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Scott Dyben
Raleigh 70k

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941 - USS Raleigh (CL 7) is kept afloat by a barge lashed alongside, after she was damaged by a Japanese torpedo and a bomb, 7 December 1941. The barge has salvage pontoons YSP-14 and YSP-13 on board. The capsized hull of USS Utah (AG 16) is visible astern of Raleigh.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-19938.

National Archives
Raleigh 165k

Pearl Harbor Attack, 7 December 1941 - USS Raleigh (CL 7) being kept afloat by a salvage barge moored to her port side, after she had been torpedoed and damaged by a bomb during the Japanese raid.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Scott Dyben
Raleigh 151k

USS Cassin (DD 372), at right, capsized, and USS Downes (DD 375), under salvage in Drydock Number One at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 27 January 1942. They had been wrecked during the 7 December 1941 Japanese air raid. Also in the drydock is USS Raleigh (CL 7), which was under repair for torpedo damage received on 7 December.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 54563.

USNHC
Raleigh 165k

USS Cassin (DD 372), at right, and USS Downes (DD 375), under salvage in Drydock Number One at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard on 5 February 1942, the day Cassin was righted from her previous position capsized against Downes. They had been wrecked during the 7 December 1941 Japanese air raid. Also in the drydock is USS Raleigh (CL-7), which was under repair for torpedo damage received on 7 December.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 54564

USNHC
Raleigh
0400721
180k

Photo Caption: "Broadside view of damage to Raleigh caused by torpedo explosion between frames 53 and 58 on the port side. Photo taken 3 January 1942."

National Archives, San Francisco Branch, Mare Island Naval Shipyard General Correspondence files, 1941-47

Tracy White
Raleigh
0400722
149k

Photo Caption: "View looking along port outboard shaft showing how side of ship is indented due to bomb explosion in water. Exit hole covered by patch is at frame 112."

The box in the upper right of the photo is the patch they're referring to.

National Archives, San Francisco Branch, Mare Island Naval Shipyard General Correspondence files, 1941-47

Tracy White
Raleigh 68k

USS Raleigh (CL 7) Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 6 July 1942, following repair of combat damage and an overhaul.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-30915.

National Archives
Raleigh 69k

USS Raleigh (CL 7) Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 6 July 1942, following repair of combat damage and an overhaul.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-30916.

National Archives
Raleigh
0400720
134k

Port quarter view taken at Puget Sound Navy Yard, 15 April 1943.

U.S. Navy photo

David buell
Raleigh 66k

USS Raleigh (CL 7) Off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, 25 May 1944, following overhaul. The ship is painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 1d.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-65901.

National Archives
Raleigh 87k

USS Raleigh (CL 7) Off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, 25 May 1944, following overhaul. The ship is painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 1d.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-65903.

National Archives
Raleigh 90k

USS Raleigh (CL 7) In Massacre Bay, Attu Island, Aleutians, 6 September 1944. The ship is painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 1d.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 97394.

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
Watts, William Carleton, CAPT RADM 02/06/1924 -
Riddle, William King, CAPT   01/01/1928 - 05/22/1929
Frederick, Ernest, CAPT   05/22/1929 - 12/29/1930
McCandless, Byron, CAPT   12/29/1930 -
Foy, Edward James, CAPT   ~1936
Maddox, Charles. Hamilton, CAPT   ~1938 -
Hersey Jr., Mark Leslie, CAPT   ~1939
Simons, Robert Bentham, CAPT   ~1941 -
Waldschmidt, Theodore Max, CAPT   02/1943 - 04/14/1943
Sprague Jr., Albert Tilden, CAPT   04/14/1943 - 06/30/1944
Davis, Ward Percival, CAPT   11/1943 -
Berry, Robert Wallace, CAPT   06/29/1945 - 10/02/1945

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


USS RALEIGH (CL 7) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. E. K. Miles
Address: 7113 Culver Ave Fort Worth, TX, 76116-8717
Phone: 817-737-5215
E-mail: None


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