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USS QUINCY (CA 71)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Whiskey - Golf - Juliet
Voice Call Sign: Frying Pan

CLASS - BALTIMORE
Displacement 13,600 Tons, Dimensions, 673' 5" (oa) x 70' 10" x 26' 10" (Max)
Armament 9 x 8"/55, 12 x 5"/38AA, 48 x 40mm, 24 x 20mm, 4 Aircraft
Armor, 6" Belt, 8" Turrets, 2 1/2" Deck, 6 1/2" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 120,000 SHP; G. E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 2000.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid as USS St. Paul on 09 OCT 1941 by the Bethlehem Steel Co., Shipbuilding Div., Quincy, MA
Renamed USS Quincy 16 OCT 1942
Launched 23 JUN 1943
Commissioned 15 DEC 1943
Decommissioned 19 OCT 1946
Commissioned 31 January 1952
Decommissioned 02 July 1954
Stricken 1 OCT 1973
Fate: Sold for scrap 20 AUG 1974


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Quincy 158k Commissioning booklet, 15 DEC 1943. Robert M. Cieri
Quincy
0407115
100k

Starboard bow aerial view, date and location unknown.

U.S. Navy Photo.

David Buell
Quincy
0407117
200k Starboard bow view, date and location unknown. David Buell
Quincy 112k Port quarter view of the Quincy shortly after commissioning. Photo taken near Boston on 15 December 1943. USN
Quincy 120k Photo taken in early 1944, shortly after her 15 December 1943 commissioning. After serving off Normandy and carrying President Roosevelt to Yalta, she ended the war in the Pacific. Decommissioned on 19 October 1946, she was recommissioned for Korea in January, 1952 and served until being finally decommissioned in July, 1954. USN
Quincy 87k

German shells spash off the bow of USS Quincy (CA 71) during the bombardment of Cherbourg, France, 25 June 1944, as seen from her bridge.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 82515.

USNHC
Quincy
0407116
78k The light cruiser HMS Glasgow (21) foreground, and the heavy cruiser USS Quincy (CL 71), in background, during the bombardment of Cherbourg in support of the advancing Allied troops, 25 June 1944. Image taken by the Official Royal Navy Photographer Lt. E.E. Allen, RN. Photo No. A 24310 from the Imperial War Museum Collection No. 4700-. Robert Hurst
Quincy 94k

Two Vought OS2U "Kingfisher" floatplanes warming up on the cruiser's fantail prior to catapult launching, probably at the time of the Invasion of Southern France, August 1944. Note barrels of Quincy's after eight-inch guns in the foreground, hangar hatch cover and twin aircraft cranes at the ship's stern.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-K-1948.

National Archives
Quincy 92k

USS Quincy (CA 71) fires her forward 8"/55 guns off Toulon, France, while supporting the invasion, 16 August 1944. Note smoke screen laid by the ship next ahead to prevent accurate counter-fire by German coastal artillery.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-367853.

National Archives
Quincy 113k

President Franklin D. Roosevelt (right) Meets with Eqyptian King Farouk, on board USS Quincy (CA 71) in the Great Bitter Lake, Egypt, on 13 February 1945, following the Yalta Conference. View looks aft along the cruiser's port side from atop her second eight-inch gun turret. Note 5"/38 twin gun mounts, 20mm guns and details of the ship's open bridge.

Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives #USA C-548.

Paul Rebold
Boston 145k

Surrender of Japan, 1945. Two Third Fleet heavy cruisers anchored in Sagami Wan, outside of Tokyo Bay, Japan, 28 August 1945. Closest ship is USS Quincy (CA 71). The other is USS Boston (CA 69). Photographed by Lt. G.D. Rogers, of USS Shangri-La (CV 38).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-339379.

National Archives
Quincy 106k

USS Quincy (CA 71) In San Francisco Bay, California, 1945-46.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 82516.

USNHC
Quincy 97k Starboard Bow view, in San Francisco Bay, California, 1952. (Caption updated by Jerry Hansen) USN
Quincy 138k

USS Quincy (CA 71) Underway in the Pacific during 1952-54.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 97423.

USNHC
Quincy 134k

USS Quincy (CA 71) Underway in the Pacific during 1952-54.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 97424.

USNHC

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Senn, Elliott Marchant, CAPT   12/15/1943 - 06/14/1945
Waters Jr., J. A., CAPT   06/14/1945 - 04/13/1946
Carr, Bruce Lewis, CDR RADM 04/13/1946 - 10/19/1946

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


USS QUINCY (CA 71) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
None Located

Contact Name: Al Levesque
Address: 46 Foster St. Pawtucket, RI 02861-0110
Phone: 401-728-3063
E-mail: ca71reun@ptd.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
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.
USS Quincy CA-71 website
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