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|53k||Undated starboard side view.||John Ross|
Undated pre-war photo of USS New Orleans (CA 32).
George Winstead collection.
|Robert M. Cieri|
|610k||Undated pre-war photo of USS New Orleans (CA 32) passing under St. Johns bridge in Portland, Oregon.||Robert M. Cieri|
|499k||Undated pre-war photo of USS New Orleans (CA 32) passing through Burnside drawbridge in Portland, Oregon.||Robert M. Cieri|
USS New Orleans (CA 32) In English waters, about June 1934. Photographed by Wright & Logan, Southsea, England. Donation of Captain Joseph Finnegan, USN (Retired), 1970.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph - Photo #: NH 71787.
|Robert M. Cieri|
|109k||Bow view while in Drydock at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1936 (caption updated by Art Cappabianca).||James McGrew|
|77k||Starboard Bow view while in Drydock at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1936. 1st Div is scrubbing down the Starboard bow section. 2nd Div crew is doing the port side (caption updated by Art Cappabianca).||James McGrew|
|45k||Starboard side view, 1937.||James McGrew|
|81k||Starboard bow view. WWII era image.||Jerry Mason|
|39k|| USS New Orleans (CA 32) underway during exercises
in Hawaiian waters, 8 July 1942.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives #80-G-10115.
|136k||Seen here at Espiritu Santo in November, 1942. The USS Minneapolis (CA 36) is in the background||USN|
Port bow view as she entered Tulagi harbor about 8 hours after being struck by a torpedo, 1 December 1942.
U.S. Navy photo from the collection of Fred Overman family.
|Henry A. Wristen,
FTCS(DV) USN (Ret.)
|102k||Damage to the New Orleans with everything ahead of turret #2 missing after being hit by a single torpedo which exploded her forward magazines.||USN|
|104k|| USS New Orleans (CA 32) camouflaged at Tulagi, Solomon
Islands, some days after she was torpedoed during the Battle of Tassafaronga
on 30 November 1942. Note that her stern is riding high, and that her
forward end is low in the water. The torpedo and subsequent explosion
had severed her bow between # 1 and # 2 eight-inch gun turrets.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives #80-G-216014.
|62k||Seen here after the Battle of Tassafaronga. The PT boat in the foreground is carrying survivors from the USS Northampton (CA 26).||USN|
|83k||Patched up in Australia, she is heading home for a new bow and permanent repairs. In order to balance the ship, the barrels were removed from #2 turret and stored at the stern.||USN|
"Composite photograph showing flat keel bent under at frame 31, second longitudinal cut at frame 31, third longitudinal cut at frame 34 1/2, wrecked oil tanks A-504-F and A-505-F, and wrecked bulkheads at frame 36."
National Archives, Seattle Branch, Record Group 181..
"Showing starboard side forward below second deck, A-415-M side armor (note lamination), wrecked storeroom A-413-A, wrecked oil tank A-505-F, ballistic plate cut at frame 43."
National Archives, Seattle Branch, Record Group 181..
"Showing wrecked oil tank A-506-F, side armor of A-416-M, wrecked storeroom A-414-A."
National Archives, Seattle Branch, Record Group 181.
A replacement bow being built at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. From the Pictorial History of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
|National Archives/Tracy White|
|161k||This photo was taken after the bow was replaced in Bremerton, Washington, and the Searchlight Platform between the stacks was modified to install gun mounts, so it dates to after July 1943. Please compare that photo with the photo 80-G-10115, taken on 8 July 1942. The Searchlight Tower in changed, the Sky-forward deck and the bridge configuration was changed, and a 20MM mount was placed on the bow ahead of Turret I. This gun mount was the general quarters station for Henry Wenk, GM3 who was lost at sea during the raid on Hollandia. A friendly aircraft took off from one of the carriers, clipped the very top of the mast, crasher on the forward end of the bow, and took Henry Wenk with it. He was Lost-at-Sea. Caption updated by Henry A. Wristen, FTCS(DV) USN Ret.||USN|
USS Salt Lake City (CA 25), USS Pensacola (CA 24) and USS New Orleans (CA 32) (listed from left to right) Nested together at Pearl Harbor, 31 October 1943. Ford Island is at the left, with USS Oklahoma (BB 37) under salvage at the extreme left, just beyond Salt Lake City's forward superstructure. Note the radar antennas, gun directors and eight-inch guns on these three heavy cruisers.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-264236.
|158k|| USS New Orleans (CA 32) at the Mare Island Navy
Yard, California, 8 March 1945. The city of Vallejo is in the background.
Note the ship's welded bow structure (forward of her second 8"/55
triple gun turret). This replaced her original riveted-construction bow,
which as lost during the Battle of Tassafaronga at the end of November
1942. Circles mark recent alterations to the ship.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives - Photo #: 19-N-80232.
|186k|| View of the ship's midships area, taken at the Mare Island
Navy Yard, California, 8 March 1945. The city of Vallejo is in the background
and the floating crane YD-98 is at left. Note the ship's radar antennas,
gun directors, 5"/25 guns and smokestacks. Circles mark recent alterations
to the ship.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives - Photo #: 19-N-80233.
|191k|| View of the ship from amidships to the stern, taken at
the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 8 March 1945. The city of Vallejo
is in the background, with Pacific Gas & Electric Company fuel storage
tanks at right. The ship has had her port aircraft catapult and starboard
crane removed. Circles mark recent alterations to the ship. Note: men
lined up in the hangar and well deck, probably for a meal; rovisions stacked
in crates on the after deck; "Classic Cleaners" delivery van
and human activity on the pier.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives - Photo #: 19-N-80234.
Bow on view of USS New Orleans (CA 32) off Mare Island on 8 Mar 1945. She was in overhaul at the shipyard from 11 Jan until 21 Mar 1945.
U.S. Navy Photo #1723-45.
Stern view of USS New Orleans (CA 32) departing Mare Island on 8 Mar 1945.
U.S. Navy Photo #1728-45.
|Reed, Allen Bevins, CAPT||02/15/1934 - 08/31/1935|
|Manley, Matthias Evans, CAPT||08/31/1935 - 01/25/1936|
|Earle, John Bayliss, CAPT||01/25/1936 - 07/25/1937|
|Beauregard, Augustin Toutant, CAPT||RADM||07/25/1937 - 12/19/1938|
|Purnell, William Reynolds, CAPT||RADM||12/19/1938 - 12/02/1939|
|Bumett, Henry Poynter, CDR||12/02/1939 - 12/09/1939|
|Gray, Augustine Heard, CAPT||RADM||12/09/1939 - 08/10/1941|
|Atkins, James George, CDR||RADM||08/10/1941 - 08/22/1941|
|Good, Howard Harrison, CAPT||VADM||08/22/1941 - 06/18/1942|
|DeLany, Walter Stanley, CAPT||VADM||06/18/1942 - 11/02/1942|
|Roper, Clifford Harris, CAPT||11/02/1942 - 04/14/1943|
|Davis, Ralph Otis, CAPT||RADM||04/14/1943 - 07/04/1943|
|Shumaker, Samuel Robert, CAPT||07/04/1943 - 05/19/1944|
|Kane, John Dandridge Henley, CAPT||05/19/1944 - 06/08/1944|
|Hurff, Jack Ellett, CAPT||RADM||06/08/1944 - 08/06/1945|
|Erck, Charles Frederick, CAPT||08/06/1945 - 06/05/1946|
|Norris Jr., Charles Rutter, CDR||06/05/1946 - 06/21/1946|
|Yarnall, William King, LCDR||06/21/1946 - 02/10/1947|
(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves, & Hank Wristen - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)
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