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USS QUINCY (CA 71)


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

Tactical Voice Radio 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
Ordered 01 JUL 1940
Keel laid as St. Paul on 09 OCT 1941 by the Bethlehem Steel Co., Shipbuilding Div., Quincy, MA
Renamed 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


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy WWII Occupation Medal w/ASIA and EUROPE Clasps - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (1)
Fourth Row - Republic of Korea Presidential Unit CitationUnited Nations Korean Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal



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Size Image Description Contributed
By And/Or Copyright
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
Canberra
0407029
163k

Camouflage Measure 31-32-33 Series, Design 18D

Drawing prepared by the Bureau of Ships for a camouflage scheme intended for heavy cruisers of the CA 68 (Baltimore) class. Ships known to have worn this pattern (in Measures 32 and 33) includedUSS Canberra (CA 70), USS Quincy (CA 71) and USS Pittsburgh (CA 72). This plan, showing the ship's starboard side, stern, superstructure ends, and exposed decks, is dated 30 December 1943 and was approved by Captain Henry A. Ingram, USN.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Photo #80-G-109721

Russ Moody
Canberra
0407030
151k

Camouflage Measure 31-32-33 Series, Design 18D

Drawing prepared by the Bureau of Ships for a camouflage scheme intended for heavy cruisers of the CA 68 (Baltimore) class. Ships known to have worn this pattern (in Measures 32 and 33) includedUSS Canberra (CA 70), USS Quincy (CA 71) and USS Pittsburgh (CA 72). This plan, showing the ship's port side, is dated 30 December 1943 and was approved by Captain Henry A. Ingram, USN.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Photo #80-G-109722

Russ Moody
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 (CA 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
0407119
118k

As seen from the HMS Enterprise (D 52), the USS Quincy (CA 71) with battle ensign flying, joins other American and British naval units in bombarding enemy batteries at Cherbourg on 25 June 1944.

Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection, by Allen, E.E. (Lt), Photo No. © IWM (A 24307)

Mike Green
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
Quincy
0407118
113k

Part of King Ibn Saud's entourage boarding the USS Quincy during FDR's visit to Great Bitter Lake, Egypt. Admiral Leahy is on the right. 14 February 1945

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Tommy Trampp
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
Decommissioned   10/19/1946 - 01/31/1952
Chappell, Lucius Henry, CAPT   01/31/1952 - 12/06/1946
Taylor, Arthur Howard, CAPT   12/06/1946 -
Morland, John Benjamin, CDR (XO)   - 07/02/1954

(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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