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USS PASADENA (CL 65)


     
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Bravo - Kilo - Tango

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
Ordered 01 JUL 1940
Keel laid on 06 FEB 1943 by the Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, MA
Launched 28 DEC 1943
Commissioned 08 JUN 1944
Decommissioned 30 JAN 1950
Stricken 1 DEC 1970
Fate: Sold for scrap on 05 JUL 1972 to Zidell Explorations, Portland, OR.

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Combat Action Ribbon - China Service Medal
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy WWII Occupation Medal w/ASIA Clasp - Philippine Presidential Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal


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Pasadena 100k

USS Pasadena (CL 65) Slides down the ways, during her launching at the Bethlehem Steel Company's Fore River shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts, 28 December 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-174363.

National Archives
Pasadena
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45k Front cover of commissioning pamphlet. Ron Reeves
Pasadena
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30k Page 2 of commissioning pamphlet. Ron Reeves
Pasadena 66k The Pasadena is seen from the USS Hancock (CV 19) with the battleship USS New Jersey (BB 62) in the background. USN
Pasadena 131k Bow view of the ship showing camaflague on turret tops and life raft storage also. Many ships had rafts stowed on the turret sides as well as the tops. USN
Pasadena
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170k USS Taluga (AO 62) refueling USS Pasadena (CL 65), Date and location unknown. From the collection of Ensign Lloyd LaVack. Tommy Trampp
Pasadena
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593k

OS2U-1 Kingfisher sits on the catapult on board the USS Pasadena (CL 65) in 1944.

Photo courtesy of the National Naval Aviation Museum

Bill Gonyo
Pasadena 78k

USS Pasadena (CL 65) underway off Boston, Massachusetts, 21 July 1944. Photographed from a Squadron ZP-11 blimp. Position is 42 45'N, 70 50'W. Ship's course 110 degrees. Time 1400 hrs. Pasadena is painted in Camouflage Measure 32, Design 24d.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-237944.

Fred Weiss/National Archives
Pasadena
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USS Pasadena (CL 65) underway off Boston, Massachusetts, 21 July 1944. Photographed from a Squadron ZP-11 blimp. Position is 42 45'N, 70 50'W. Ship's course 110 degrees. Time 1400 hrs. Pasadena is painted in Camouflage Measure 32, Design 24d.

BMCS Richard Miller, USNR (Ret.)
Pasadena 118k

USS Pasadena (CL 65) View in the ship's Combat Information Center (CIC), 21 November 1944. Note aircraft status board in the center background.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-120074.

National Archives
CV-17 Bunker Hill
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Port broadside view, 11 May 1945, of USS Bunker Hill (CV 17) burning at the height of the fires. USS Pasadena (CL-65) is in the foreground.

This image is part of an album of photographs collected by Captain Carlos W. Wieber during his command of the aircraft carrier USS Essex (CV 9) during 1944-1945. Image mounted on a piece of paper on which appears the original typewritten caption.

US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 1983.046.010.043.

Mike Green
Pasadena 63k

USS Pasadena (CL 65) Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 2 May 1946.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98195.

USNHC
Pasadena 74k

USS Pasadena (CL 65) Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 2 May 1946. Among the attack transports alongside the seawall at left are USS Shelburne (APA 205) and USS Sarasota (APA 204).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98196.

USNHC
Pasadena 66k

USS Pasadena (CL 65) Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 2 May 1946.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98197.

USNHC
Pasadena 112k

USS Pasadena (CL 65) Plan view, forward, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 8 May 1946. Note crewmen working on the ship, and the many visible details of her structure, among them the two forward 6"/47 triple gun turrets and two of her six 5"/38 twin gun mounts. White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98198 .

USNHC
Pasadena 130k

USS Pasadena (CL 65) Plan view, amidships, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 8 May 1946. Note details of her structure, among them two 5"/38 twin gun mounts, twin and quadruple 40mm gun mounts, whaleboat and davits, and life rafts. The truck on shore is an International type, with Navy serial number 45742. White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98199.

USNHC
Pasadena 118k

USS Pasadena (CL 65) Plan view, aft, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 8 May 1946. Note details of her structure, among them 6"/47 triple gun turrets, 5"/38 twin gun mounts, and Curtiss SC floatplanes on the catapults. White outlines mark recent alterations to the ship.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98200.

USNHC
Pasadena 116k

USS Pasadena (CL 65) Entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during a NROTC Midshipmen's cruise in the Summer of 1948. The photograph was released for publication on 9 August 1948.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98201.

USNHC
Pasadena 50k Port bow view, at anchor, while assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet in Bremerton, WA, 1972. Richard Leonhardt

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Tuggle, Richard Brittain, CAPT RADM 06/08/1944 - 06/02/1945
Doyle, James Henry, CAPT VADM 06/02/1945 - 05/27/1946
Murphy, Marion Emerson, CAPT VADM 05/27/1946 - 01/13/1947
Berrey, Julius Max, CDR USNR   01/13/1947 - 03/26/1948

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


USS PASADENA (CL 65) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Charles Lawson
Address: 783 Birch East Alton, IL 62024
Phone: 618-259-2776
E-mail: lawson@mtsinet.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.


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