Please Report Any Broken Links Or Trouble You Might Come Across To The Webmaster
Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.


NavSource Online: Cruiser Photo Archive

USS SAINT LOUIS (CL 49)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Alpha - Bravo - Xray

CLASS - BROOKLYN (Modified Brooklyn's Sometimes Called Saint Louis Class.)
Displacement 10,000 Tons, Dimensions, 608' 4" (oa) x 61' 8" x 25' 10" (Max)
Armament 15 x 6"/47, 8 x 5"/38AA, 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 10 DEC 1936 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA
Launched 15 APR 1938
Commissioned 19 MAY 1939
Decommissioned 20 JUN 1946
Stricken 22 JAN 1951
Transfered to the Brazilian Navy and commissioned on 29 JAN 1951 as TAMANDARE.
Decommissioned 28 JUN 1976
Sold 5 AUG 1980 to Superwinton Enterprises Inc
Fate: Sunk on 24 AUG 1980 while under tow enroute to Formosa (Taiwan) for scrapping.

Click On Image
For Full Size Image
Size Image Description Contributed
By And/Or Copyright
St. Louis 29k

USS Saint Louis (CL 49) - Off Rockland, Maine, while on trials, 28 April 1939. Note that her 5"/38 secondary gun battery has not yet been installed.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 48998.

USNHC
St. Louis 72k

USS Saint Louis (CL 49) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, on 4 June 1941. She is wearing Measure 5 (false bow wave) camouflage.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 80564.

USNHC
St. Louis
0404934
76k

USS Saint Louis (CL 49) off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, on 4 June 1941. She is wearing Measure 5 (false bow wave) camouflage.

Photograph #1145-41 from the collections of NARA San Francisco, Mare Island Naval Shipyard Ships Files

Tracy White
St. Louis 88k

USS Saint Louis (CL 49) Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 6 March 1942. The last of the Brooklyn class, the St. Louis and USS Helena (CL 50) were sometimes considered a separate class. They differed from the rest of the class in that they carried four enclosed twin 5"/38 mounts and the after superstructure was just aft of the rear stack.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-28229.

National Archives
St. Louis
0404935
158k

Port quarter view taken at Mare Island Navy Yard, 6 March 1942.

USN Photo.

David Buell
St. Louis
0404930
341k

Forward plan view of USS St. Louis (CL 49) at Mare Island on 6 March 1942. USS Conyngham (DD 371) is visible in the upper left corner.

Navy Photo #1195-3-42.

Darryl Baker
St. Louis
0404931

379k

After plan view of USS St. Louis (CL 49) at Mare Island on 6 March 1942. Destroyers are from left to right are: USS Conyngham (DD 371) and USS Selfridge (DD 357). USS Tinosa (SS 283) and USS Tullibee (SS 284) are on the building ways to the right of Selfridge.

Navy Photo #1197-3-42

Darryl Baker
St. Louis 88k

USS Saint Louis (CL 49) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 28 November 1942. USS Chicago (CA 30) and the barge YF-388 are in the left background. Note supplies piled on Saint Louis' foredeck. Circles mark recent alterations to the ship.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-38383.

National Archives
St. Louis
0404932
242k

Forward port bow view of USS St. Louis (CL 49) off Mare Island on 30 November 1942. She was under repair at the yard from 31 October to 30 November 1942.

U.S. Navy Photo #7369-11-42

Darryl Baker
St. Louis
0404933
232k

Port broadside of USS St. Louis (CL 49) off Mare Island on 30 November 1942.

U.S. Navy Photo #7370-11-42,

Darryl Baker
St. Louis 116k

USS Saint Louis (CL 49) at Tulagi, Solomon Islands, circa 1943. The bow of USS Lackawanna (AO 40) is visible at the extreme right.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-K-3971.

Scott Dyben/National Archives
St. Louis 209k

Ship's photo of the starboard side of the USS Saint Louis (CL 49) showning her damaged bow in July 1943 at Espirito Santo.

U.S. Navy Photo #6259-43.

Darryl Baker
St. Louis 160k

Ship's photo of the crack at frame 20 on the starboard side of the USS Saint Louis (CL 49) in July 1943 at Espirito Santo.

U.S. Navy Photo #6260-43.

Darryl Baker
St. Louis 232k

Ship's photo of the port side of the USS Saint Louis (CL 49) showning her damaged bow in July 1943 at Espirito Santo.

U.S. Navy Photo #6261-43.

Darryl Baker
St. Louis 235k

Ship's photo of the buckled bow deck plates of the USS Saint Louis (CL 49) location unknown.

U.S. Navy Photo #6262-43.

Darryl Baker
St. Louis 96k

Battle of Kolombangara, 13 July 1943 - Bow of USS Saint Louis (CL 49), showing torpedo damage received during the Battle of Kolombangara. Photographed while the ship was under repair at Tulagi on 20 July 1943. USS Vestal (AR 4) is alongside.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives #80-G-259410.

Scott Dyben/National Archives
St. Louis 142k

Photo of the damaged bow of the USS Saint Louis (CL 49) upon her arrivial at Mare Island for repairs on 17 August 1943.

U.S. Navy Photo #5911-43.

Darryl Baker
St. Louis
0404937
315k

Elevated view looking aft from the bow showing the damage sustained from a torpedo hit during the Battle of Kolombangara. Photo taken 19 August 1943 at Mare Island.

NARA San Francisco, Mare Island Naval Shipyard General Correspondence Files, 1939-47

Tracy White
St. Louis
0404938
362k

Elevated view looking forward showing the damage sustained from a torpedo hit during the Battle of Kolombangara. Photo taken 19 August 1943 at Mare Island.

NARA San Francisco, Mare Island Naval Shipyard General Correspondence Files, 1939-47

Tracy White
St. Louis 150k USS Saint Louis (CL 49) has guns removed from her forward 6"/47 turrets, during overhaul and battle damage repairs at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, circa September 1943. The upper section of her midships searchlight platform is hanging from a crane in the immediate background. It was removed to reduce the ship's topside weights. Note men in colored "hard hats" in the foreground.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-K-15536.

National Archives
St. Louis 204k

Photo of the starbroad side of the USS Saint Louis (CL 49) showing repaired/new bow. The photo was taken in dry dock #3 at Mare Island Navy Yard on 1 Oct 1943. She was in dry dock from 20 August to 6 October 1943 and in overhaul from 17 August to 29 October 1943.

U.S. Navy Photo #6848-43.

Darryl Baker
St. Louis 212k

Photo of the port side of the USS Saint Louis (CL 49) showing repaired/new bow. The photo was taken in dry dock #3 at Mare Island Navy Yard on 1 Oct 1943. She was in dry dock from 20 August to 6 October 1943 and in overhaul from 17 August to 29 October 1943.

U.S. Navy Photo #6849-43.

Darryl Baker
St. Louis 104k

Bow on view of the USS Saint Louis (CL 49) departing Mare Island on 16 October 1943.

U.S. Navy Photo #7151-43.

Darryl Baker
St. Louis 106k

Stern view of the USS Saint Louis (CL 49) departing Mare Island on 16 October 1943.

U.S. Navy Photo #7155-43.

Darryl Baker
St. Louis 96k USS Saint Louis (CL 49) Bombarding Japanese positions on Guam, 21 July 1944. She is painted in camouflage Measure 32, Design 2c.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-K-16463.

Tracy White
St. Louis 98k

USS Saint Louis (CL 49) off San Pedro, California, on 5 October 1944. Her camouflage is Measure 32, Design 2c.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-72219.

National Archives
St. Louis 103k USS Saint Louis (CL 49) off San Pedro, California, on 5 October 1944. Again an excellent image showing detail, Note the hanger door is open. USN
Honolulu
0404940
270k

As seen from the USS Honolulu (CL 48), the USS St Louis (CL 49) unleashes her batteries during a bombardment of the Shortland Islands in November,1943.

US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 2012.055.011

Robert Hurst
St. Louis 104k

USS Saint Louis (CL 49) is hit aft by a Kamikaze suicide plane, while off Leyte on 27 November 1944. Photographed from USS West Virginia (BB 48). Note anti-aircraft shell bursts at left.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives #80-G-273003.

Scott Dyben/National Archives
St. Louis 121k

USS Saint Louis (CL 49) Crewmen fight fires in the cruiser's hangar, after she was hit by a "Kamikaze" off Leyte on 27 November 1944. Note wrecked SOC floatplane in the left background, and hangar hatch cover thrown atop the port catapult, at right.

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

Fred Weiss/National Archives
Brazilian Navy TAMANDARE (C12)
(1951 - 1976)
St. Louis 103k C12 Tamandaré (ex- USS Saint Louis) of the Brazillian Navy, date unknown. Artemio Bueno Rosa, Jr.
St. Louis 35k Starboard bow view of C12 Tamandaré (ex-USS Saint Louis) while underway in Guanabara Bay (Rio de Janeiro). Sugar Loaf is visible behind her. LT-MD Amadeu Zullino, Brazilian Navy (Ret.)
St. Louis
0404939
189k The former USS St. Louis (CL 49) as the Tamandare, at sea with an escort of former USN Fletcher Class DDs. Mike Hibbard
St. Louis
0404936
15k Brazilian Tamandaré (ex-USS St. Louis, CL 49) circa 1953, location unknown Robert Hurst
St. Louis 74k Port bow view of Saint Louis as C12 Tamandaré underway in 1963. Robert Hurst

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Morrison, Charles Henry, CAPT   05/19/1939 -
Rood, George Arthur, CAPT RADM 1941 - 1942
Campbell, Colin, CAPT   1942 - 1943
Roberts, Ralph Henry, CAPT   1943 - 1944
Griggs Jr., John Bradford, CAPT (19) RADM 01/03/1945 - 04/06/1946
Smith, Andrew Jackson, CDR (31)   06/04/1946 - 06/20/1946

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


USS SAINT LOUIS (CL 49) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Jack R. Jones
Address: 64125 Larrick Ridge Rd. Cambridge, OH 43725-8830
Phone: (740) 432-5305
E-mail: oldsailor82@roadrunner.com


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
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.
USS Saint Louis CL 49 Association website By Jack Jones.
Pearl Harbor Attack - USS Saint Louis Action Report from the Naval Historical Center.

Back To The Main Photo Index Back To The Cruiser Photo Index Page

Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

This Page Is Created And Maintained By Paul R. Yarnall
All Pages Copyright © 1996 - 2014 Paul R. Yarnall © 2013NavSource Naval History. All Rights Reserved.
Last updated on 04/04/2014