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USS RICHMOND (CL 9)


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

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 FEB 1920 at William Cramp & Sons, Philadelphia, PA
Launched on 29 SEP 1921
Commissioned 02 JUL 1923
Decommissioned 21 DEC 1945
Stricken 21 JAN 1946
Fate: Sold for scrap 18 DEC 1946 to Patapsco Scrap Co., Bethlehem, PA.

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Size Image Description Contributed
By And/Or Copyright
Richmond 77k Undated, pre war image, at speed showing general details of this class. USN
Richmond 72k Undated, Slightly blurred image. USN
Richmond 72k Port Bow view. From the collection of Gerald M. Charpentier of New Orleans, LA. Donated by his niece, Elaine C. Witty-Charpentier. Elaine C. Witty-Charpentier.
Richmond 92k

USS Richmond (CL 9) Steaming at high speed during her builders' trials, 1923.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 63573.

USNHC
Richmond 102k

Vought O2U "Corsair" Floatplane, of Scouting Squadron Six Is catapulted from USS Richmond (CL 9), circa the later 1920s. Collection of Vice Admiral Dixwell Ketcham.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 100457.

USNHC
Richmond 85k

USS Richmond (CL 9) At anchor in a harbor, probably circa the later 1920s. Note that the ship still carries twelve six-inch guns. The after lower casemate guns were removed sometime between 1929 and 1931. Donation of Franklin Moran, 1967.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 64631.

USNHC
Richmond
0400921
539k

USS Richmond in Drydock somewhere on the East Coast, 21 April 1931. In this photo, note how far the screws protrude due to the shape of the stern.

From the Leslie Jones Collection at the Boston Public Library.

Michael Mohl
Richmond
0400920
443k

USS Richmond in Drydock somewhere on the East Coast, 21 April 1931.

From the Leslie Jones Collection at the Boston Public Library.

Michael Mohl
Richmond 51k Port quarter view while at anchor, location unknown, circa 1930's. Edwin Kaukali
ZRS-5 Macon
02990509
101k

Some of USS Macon (ZRS 5) officers aboard USS Richmond (CL 9) on the morning after her crash. Macon went down during the night on 12 February 1935. Present are (left to right): Lieutenant (Junior Grade) George W. Campbell; Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Gerald L. Huff; Lieutenant Anthony L. Danis; Lieutenant Harold B. Miller; Lieutenant Commander George H. Mills; Lieutenant Commander Calvin M. Bolster, Construction Corps; Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Earl K. Van Swearingen; Lieutenant Howard N. Coulter; Chief Boatswain William A. Buckley; and Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Leroy C. Simpler.

Courtesy of Harold B. Miller, 1973.

Naval History & Heritage Command photo (# NH 77423).

Naval History & Heritage Command
Richmond 79k

USS Richmond (CL 9) Underway, during the later 1930s. Note that she is carrying SOC floatplanes.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-1023013.

National Archives
Richmond 107k

USS Richmond (CL 9) Plan view, forward, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 15 September 1943. Note: crewmen in formation beside the forward 6"/53 gun turret; paravane on deck; life rafts; rangefinder; tripod foremast; FD and SG radar antennas at the masthead; and boat boom. USS Honolulu (CL 48) is in the background.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-52426.

National Archives
Richmond 300k

Amidships plan view looking forward of the USS Richmond (CL 9) at Mare Island on 15 Sep 1943.

U.S. Navy Photo #6485-43.

Darryl Baker
Richmond 126k

USS Richmond (CL 9) Plan view, aft, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 15 September 1943. Note: triple torpedo tubes, with a loading practice machine for 6"/53 guns on deck between them; 40mm twin gun mounts on the centerline of the after superstructure; and life rafts. Among the barges in the distance are YOS 1; YF 390 and YF 466.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-52427.

National Archives
Richmond
0400919
70k

Port bow view while underway off Mare Island Navy Yard, 15 September 1943.

NARA San Francisco, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Ship Files

Tracy White
Richmond 212k

Stern view of the USS Richmond (CL 9) departing Mare Island on 15 Sep 1943.

U.S. Navy Photo #6475-43.

Darryl Baker
Richmond 185k

USS Richmond (CL 9) Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 15 Sep 1943.

U.S. Navy Photo #6477-43.

Darryl Baker
Richmond 224k

Bow on view of the USS Richmond (CL 9) off Mare Island on 15 Sep 1943.

U.S. Navy Photo #6479-43.

Darryl Baker
Richmond 56k

USS Richmond (CL 9) Off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, 24 June 1944. Her camouflage is Measure 32, Design 3d.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-67552.

National Archives
Richmond 71k

USS Richmond (CL 9) Off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, 24 June 1944. Her camouflage is Measure 32, Design 3d.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-67553.

National Archives
Richmond 100k

USS Richmond (CL 9) In Gatun Lake, Panama Canal, on 11 October 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 50203.

USNHC


Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Boyd, David French, CAPT   02/07/1923 - 01/1924
Cotten, Lyman Atkinson, CAPT   01/1924 - 01/01/1926
Johnson, Alfred Wilkinson, CAPT VADM 01/01/1926 - 11/03/1927
Osterhaus, Hugo William, CAPT   11/03/1927 - 08/21/1929
Babcock, John Vincent, CAPT   08/21/1929 - 07/01/1931
McNair, Laurence North, CAPT   07/01/1931 -
Spears, William Oscar, CAPT   04/29/1933 - 08/14/1934
Noyes, Leigh, CAPT VADM 08/14/1934 - 03/14/1936
Heim, Schuyler Franklin, CAPT   03/14/1936 - 10/31/1936
Kelly, Monroe, CAPT RADM 10/31/1936 - 06/05/1937
Beary, Donald Bradford, CAPT VADM 06/05/1937 - 05/31/1939
Bright, Clarkson Joel, CAPT   05/31/1939 - 1941
Brown Jr., John Herbert, CAPT VADM 05/29/1941 - 1942
Waldschmidt, Theodore Max, CAPT   06/18/1942
Macklin, William Alexander Stewart, CAPT   08/1943 -
Thompson Jr., Harold Leroy, CAPT   03/27/1944 - 08/17/1945
Leppert, John Henry, CAPT   08/17/1945 - 12/21/1945

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

USS RICHMOND (CL 9) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Paul Babish
Address: 3350 Yates St, Denver, CO 80212-1841
Phone: 303-433-2685
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