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USS PHILADELPHIA (CL 41)


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

CLASS - BROOKLYN
Displacement 9,700 Tons, Dimensions, 608' 4" (oa) x 61' 9" x 24' (Max)
Armament 15 x 6"/47, 8 x 5"/25, 8 x 0.5" 4 Aircraft.
Armor, 5" Belt, 6 1/2" Turrets, 2" Deck, 5" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 100,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 32.5 Knots, Crew 868.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 28 MAY 1935 by the Philadelphia Navy Yard
Launched 17 NOV 1936
Commissioned 23 SEP 1937
Decommissioned 3 FEB 1947
Stricken 09 JAN 1951
Transferred to Brazilian Navy and commissioned under the name BARROSO (C-11) JAN 1951
Fate: Sold for scrap in 1973.

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Philadelphia 207k Aft view of USS Philadelphia during her Commissioning, September 1937. Courtesy of Jules James. Robert Hall
Philadelphia 67k

USS Philadelphia (CL 41) Off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, on 22 October 1937.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center - NH 42610.

USNHC/Jesse P. Mannix
Philadelphia 109k Undated pre war image. The USS Pensacola (CA 24) and USS Salt Lake City (CA 25) are seen moored behind.(caption updated with info provided by Jon Harris) USN
Philadelphia 374k Map of the shakedown cruise of USS Philadelphia, 1938. Courtesy of Jules James. Robert Hall
Philadelphia 111k Starboard side view while in Havana, Cuba, February 1938. Courtesy of Jules James. Robert Hall
Philadelphia 119k President Roosevelt, CAPT Jules James (left) off the USS Philadelphia, and CAPT W.B. Woodson, Naval Aide to the President, are pictured as they attended Sunday Chapel Service aboard the new cruiser during President Roosevelt's cruise on her in southern waters, May 1938. Courtesy of Jules James. Robert Hall
Philadelphia
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317k Bar Harbor, Maine, 1 - 8 August 1938. From the collection of Raymond Strout Jonathan Eno
Philadelphia 181k Pre-WWII Starboard bow view. Courtesy of Jules James. Robert Hall
Philadelphia 49k

USS Philadelphia (CL 41) Anchored in the Hudson River, off New York City, 1939. Donation of Lieutenant Gustave J. Freret, USN (Retired), 1972.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph - NH 81196.

USNHC
Philadelphia 118k

USS Philadelphia (CL 41) At Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 9 April 1942. USS Munargo (AP 20) is in the upper left background. Courtesy of Charles N. Dragonette, 1979.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph - NH 90213

USNHC
Philadelphia
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162k

Port quarter view taken on 17 August 1942 at the New York Navy Yard.

U.S. Navy Photo

David Buell
Philadelphia
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172k

Port bow view taken on 17 August 1942 at the New York Navy Yard.

U.S. Navy Photo

David Buell
Philadelphia
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136k

Port side view taken on 17 August 1942 at the New York Navy Yard.

U.S. Navy Photo

David Buell
Philadelphia 89k

Curtiss SOC "Seagull" scout-observation aircraft Is hoisted on board USS Philadelphia (CL 41), during the North African operation, November 1942. Note crewmen holding lines to steady the plane as the aircraft crane swings it inboard. Photographed by Lieutenant Horace Bristol, USNR.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives - 80-G-470060

National Archives
Philadelphia 83k

Curtiss SOC "Seagull" scout-observation aircraft is unhooked from the crane after recovery by USS Philadelphia (CL 41), during the North African operation, November 1942. Photographed by Lieutenant Horace Bristol, USNR.

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

Scott Dyben
Philadelphia
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303k

Looking forward from the bridge, New York Naval Shipyard, 19 December 1942.

NYNS photo #F644C3159.

Ed Zajkowski
Philadelphia
0404127
253k

Looking aft, New York Naval Shipyard, 19 December 1942.

NYNS photo #F644C3157.

Ed Zajkowski
Philadelphia 129k

USS Philadelphia (CL 41) off New York City, 26 April 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives - 80-G-63794.

National Archives/Scott Dyben
Philadelphia 119k

USS Philadelphia (CL 41) in New York Harbor, 26 April 1943. A "Liberty" ship is in the background, with a crated deck cargo.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives - 80-G-63791.

National Archives/Scott Dyben
Philadelphia
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41k USS Philadelphia (CL 41) Off the New York Navy Yard, 26 April 1943.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives - #19-N-44482

Paul Rebold
Philadelphia 66k

Salerno Operation, 1943 - USS Philadelphia (CL 41) and a motor minesweeper (YMS) making a smoke screen to cover the landing area from German air attack, circa 9 September 1943.

Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives - USA C-288

National Archives
Philadelphia 86k

Salerno Operation, September 1943 - A U.S. Navy destroyer lays a smoke screen during a "Red Alert" for air attack, off the Salerno invasion beaches in September 1943. Photographed from the port bridge wing of USS Philadelphia (CL 41). Note manned and ready 20mm and 40mm guns on Philadelphia and elevated fire control radar antenna and 5"/38 guns on the destroyer.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives - 80-G-83243

National Archives
Philadelphia 89k Photo taken November 21, 1943. USN
Philadelphia 36k Late war image, her final configuration. USN
Brazilian Navy - Barroso C11 CAG-1
(1951 - 1973)
Philadelphia 47k Undated starboard side photo of Philadelphia as Barroso (C11). Robert Hurst
Philadelphia
0404128
127k C11 Barroso, (ex CL 41) at Santos, Brazil, date unknown. Mike Hibbard
Philadelphia
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361k Brazilian light cruiser Barroso (C11) underway date and locaation unknown. Photo courtesy of Robert L. Scheina. Robert Hurst
Philadelphia
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15k Brazilian Barroso at anchor circa 1952, location unknown. Robert Hurst
Philadelphia
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16k Brazilian Barroso (ex CL 41) at anchor in British Waters, circa 1954 Robert Hurst
Philadelphia 46k C11- Barroso, (ex CL 41) in Guanabara bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Artemio Bueno Rosa, Jr.
Equipment Manuals
Brooklyn
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142k Instructions GEI-9316 - Generator and Distribution Switchboards for United States Cruisers CL-40, CL-41 and CL-48. Ed Zajkowski
Brooklyn
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504k Photos from booklet "Instructions GEI-9316 - Generator and Distribution Switchboards for United States Cruisers CL-40, CL-41 and CL-48". Ed Zajkowski
Brooklyn
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503k Photos from booklet "Instructions GEI-9316 - Generator and Distribution Switchboards for United States Cruisers CL-40, CL-41 and CL-48". Ed Zajkowski
Brooklyn
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531k Photos from booklet "Instructions GEI-9316 - Generator and Distribution Switchboards for United States Cruisers CL-40, CL-41 and CL-48". Ed Zajkowski
Brooklyn
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528k Photos from booklet "Instructions GEI-9316 - Generator and Distribution Switchboards for United States Cruisers CL-40, CL-41 and CL-48". Ed Zajkowski
Brooklyn
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570k Photos from booklet "Instructions GEI-9316 - Generator and Distribution Switchboards for United States Cruisers CL-40, CL-41 and CL-48". Ed Zajkowski

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
James, Jules, CAPT VADM 09/23/1937 - 11/06/1939
Chapline, Vance Duncan, CAPT   11/06/1939 - 09/05/1941
Moore, Charles Johnes, CAPT   09/05/1941 - 08/15/1942
Hendren, Paul, CAPT RADM 08/15/1942 - 10/25/1942
Crosby, Gordon Josiah, CDR   10/25/1942 - 11/01/1943
Ansel, Walter, CAPT   11/01/1943 - 12/06/1944
Boller, Robert Leon, CAPT   12/06/1944 - 10/11/1945
Berry, Robert Wallace, CAPT   10/11/1945 - 12/26/1945
Hall, G. M., CDR   12/26/1945 - 02/03/1947

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


USS PHILADELPHIA (CL-41) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Dot Kelly
Address: 1864 Branchwood Street, Norfolk, VA 23518
Phone: 757-587-9795
E-mail: wekelly@cox.net


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.


Additional Resources
USS Philadelphia (CL-41) Reunion Website
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.
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