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USS DULUTH (CL 87)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Uniform - Bravo - Papa

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 09 NOV 1942 by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA
Launched 13 JAN 1944
Commissioned 18 SEP 1944
Decommissioned 25 JUN 1949
Stricken 01 JAN 1960
Fate: Sold for scrap on 14 NOV 1960.
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 - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - WWII Victory Medal - Navy World War II Occupation Medal w/ASIA Clasp

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Duluth
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153k Caption from photo "NEWPORT NEWS, VA., Jan. 12 - CRUISER DULUTH POISED FOR LAUNCHING - Scaffolding is today being removed by workmen from the sleek hull of the new cruiser Duluth which will be launched at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock company yard here tomorrow after christening by Mrs. Edward H. Hatch, wife of the Mayor of Duluth, Minn. (AP WIREPHOTO)(F41200PJC44)" Tommy Trampp
Duluth
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489k Christening of the USS Duluth (CL 87) by Mrs. Edward H. Hatch, wife of the Mayor of Duluth, Minnesota. Dale Hargrave
Duluth
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58k Photo caption "NEWPORT NEWS, VA.-CRUISER DULUDH LAUNCHED--The new cruiser Duluth, is shown as she slides down the ways at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., today. (ap wirephoto)..." Ron Reeves
Duluth
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97k Duluth sliding down the ways on 13 January 1944. Ron Reeves
Duluth
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97k Starboard side view, date and location unknown. David Buell
Duluth 110k Undated WWII era photo. David G. Medland
Duluth 110k

USS Duluth (CL 87) Underway in the Hampton Roads area, Virginia, 10 October 1944, while en route to the southern Chesapeake Bay for sea training. Her camouflage is Measure 32, Design 11a. Photographed from an aircraft based at Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98363.

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USS Duluth (CL 87) Underway in the vicinity of Norfolk, Virginia, 11 December 1944. Photographed from an aircraft based at Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98364.

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Duluth 110k

USS Duluth (CL 87) Underway off the U.S. East Coast, circa late 1944. Her camouflage is Measure 32, Design 11a.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 50220.

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Duluth
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Because of structural twisting damage from the 5 June 1945 typhoon, USS Duluth was diverted to Guam for repairs with Pittsburgh, Blue, and Stockham from TF38.1.  Duluth is seen in this set in drydock ABSD 6 between 14 June and 5 July. She was able to rejoin the carrier forces in mid-July.

Photos by J R Eyerman, Life Magazine. Used for educational and non-commercial purpose. 

John Chiquoine
Duluth
0408710
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Port bow view of the USS Duluth (CL 87) approaching Melbourne, Australia on 17 May 1947.

State Library of Victoria, Photo #H91.108/2425.

Mike Green
Duluth
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Stern view of the USS Duluth (CL 87) moored at the Port of Melbourne in May, 1947.

State Library of Victoria, Photo #H83.307/188.

Mike Green

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Osborn Jr., Donald Roderick, CAPT   09/18/1944 -
Hyland Jr., John Joseph, CDR ADM ~1948

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


USS DULUTH (CL 87) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Wayne Gilly
Address: 3622 Cerro Vista Street Huntsville, AL 35805-4953
Phone: None
E-mail: wdwiggly@knology.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.


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