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 SANTA FE (CL 60)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Whiskey - Bravo - Lima

CLASS - CLEVELAND
Displacement 10,000 Tons, Dimensions, 610' 1" (oa) x 66' 4" x 25' (Max)
Armament 12 x 6"/47, 12 x 5"/38AA, 28 x 40mm, 10 x 20mm, 4 Aircraft
Armor, 5" Belt, 6" Turrets, 2" Deck, 5" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 100,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 32.5 Knots, Crew 1255.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 07 JUN 1941 by New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ
Launched 10 JUN 1942
Commissioned 24 NOV 1942
Decommissioned 19 OCT 1946
Stricken 01 MAR 1959
Fate: Sold for scrap to Zidell Explorations, Inc. on 09 NOV 1959

Click On Image
For Full Size Image
Size Image Description Contributed
By And/Or Copyright
Santa Fe 0406018 137k Santa Fe slides down the ways on 10 June 1942 at New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, NJ Tommy Trampp
Santa Fe 120k Late war photo of the ship - no date given. Unusual bow number style and placement. Poor photo quality! USN
Santa Fe 110k

USS Santa Fe (CL 60) Off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, 9 January 1943.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-40686.

Fred Weiss
Santa Fe 70k Port side view of USS Santa Fe (CL 60) off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, on 9 January 1943.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.

National Archives
Santa Fe 0406014 265k

Starboard side view of USS Santa Fe (CL 60) off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, on 9 January 1943.

U.S. Navy photo #137-43

David Buell
Santa Fe 0406017 168k

Port quarter view, taken 9 January 1943 off the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

USN Photo.

David Buell
Santa Fe 86k

USS Santa Fe (CL 60) View on the foredeck, looking aft from the bow, with crewmembers cleaning the deck and maintaining gear, circa early 1943. Note windlass, anchor chain and triple 6"/47 gun turrets.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-342244.

Fred Weiss
Santa Fe 90k USS Santa Fe (CL 60) operating out of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, on 7 March 1943, at about the time she went to the Pacific.

Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-41337.

National Archives
Santa Fe 103k

USS Santa Fe (CL 60) Silhouetted against the Aleutians sunset, 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-K-8160.

Fred Weiss
Santa Fe 188k

USS Santa Fe (CL 60) Underway off the U.S. West Coast on 13 January 1944, the day she sailed to take part in the Marshalls operation.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-439783.

Fred Weiss
Santa Fe 154k

USS Santa Fe (CL 60) At sea during the Philippines campaign, 12 December 1944. USS Washington (BB 56) is alongside an oiler in the center background. Photographed from USS Essex (CV 9).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-301357.

Fred Weiss
Santa Fe 134k

USS Santa Fe (CL 60) Rolling about 35 degrees to starboard as she rides out a typhoon encountered in the South China Sea, probably on 18-19 December 1944. Note that her forward 6"47 gun turret is trained to one side to avoid shipping water through its gun ports. The photograph was released for publication on 26 July 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-700024.

Fred Weiss
Santa Fe
0406015
953k USS Santa Fe (CL 60) coming along side USS Franklin (CV 13) to assist in fire fighting and rescue after the Franklin was bombed and severely damaged off the island of Kyushu on March 19, 1945. Pieter Bakels
Santa Fe 32k USS Santa Fe (CL 60) assisting USS Franklin (CV 13) in fire fighting and rescue after the Franklin was bombed and severely damaged off the island of Kyushu on March 19, 1945. USN
Santa Fe 109k

USS Franklin (CV 13) burning off the Japanese coast after she was hit by air attack, 19 March 1945. Photographed from USS Santa Fe (CL 60), which was alongside to help with firefighting and rescue work.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-273888.

Tracy White
Santa Fe 130k

USS Santa Fe (CL 60) off San Pedro, California in July 1945, after an overhaul.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #19-N-87282.

Fred Weiss
Santa Fe
0406016
48k USS Santa Fe (CL 60) anchored in Sasebo, Japan, September 1945. Photo taken by Lieutenant Junior Grade, Joseph A. Fernandez, Jr. from the USS Schmitt (APD 76). Peter Fermamdez

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Berkey, Russell Stanley, CAPT ADM 11/24/1942 - 12/15/1943
Wright, Jerauld B., CAPT ADM 12/15/1943 - 11/01/1944
Fitz, Harold Carlton, CAPT   11/01/1944 - 10/17/1945
Freeman Sr., James Shepherd, CAPT RADM 10/17/1945 - 10/19/1946

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


USS SANTA FE CL 60 History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Next Reunion, September, 2008, Branson, MO
Contact Name: Mr. John F Shovlin
Address: 517 Willow Dr Pittsburgh, PA, 15243-2019
Phone: 412-561-4686
E-mail: jfshovlin111@msn.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 Santa Fe CL 60 website.
Back To The Main Photo Index Back To The Cruiser Photo Index Page

Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

This Page Was Created By Paul R. Yarnall And Maintained By Tom Bateman
All Pages Copyright © 1996 - 2014 NavSource Naval History. All Rights Reserved.
Last updated 05/19/2013