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USS ASTORIA (CL 90)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Bravo - Xray - Golf

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 06 SEP 1941 by the William Cramp and Sons Shipbuilding Co., Philadelphia, PA
Launched 06 MAR 1943
Commissioned 17 MAY 1944
Decommissioned 01 JUL 1949
Stricken 01 NOV 1969
Fate: Sold for scrap to Nicolai Joffe Corp. of Beverly Hills, CA on 12 JAN 1971

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Astoria
0409015
255k Shells from an unseen ship land off the stern during gunnery practice, date and location unknown. From the collection of Herman Schnipper. Ed Mackiewicz
Astoria 89k

USS Astoria (CL 90) Underway at sea, 22 July 1944, while en route to the Philadelphia Navy Yard for post-shakedown overhaul. Her camouflage is Measure 33, Design 24d.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98413.

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Astoria 86k

USS Astoria (CL 90) Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 21 October 1944. Her camouflage is Measure 33, Design 24d.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98414.

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Astoria 85k

USS Astoria (CL 90) Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 21 October 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98415.

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Astoria 81k

USS Astoria (CL 90) Off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 21 October 1944. She carries two 0S2U "Kingfisher" floatplanes on her catapults.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98416.

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Astoria 65k

USS Astoria (CL 90) Bow view, taken off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 21 October 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98417.

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Astoria 71k

USS Astoria (CL 90) Stern view, taken off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 21 October 1944. She carries two 0S2U "Kingfisher" floatplanes on her catapults.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98418.

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Astoria 134k

USS Astoria (CL 90) Plan view, forward, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 21 October 1944. Note railway cars full of scrap in the foreground, and the dredge YM-12 (bearing the name "Endicott" on a board atop her pilothouse) at left.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98419.

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Astoria 142k

USS Astoria (CL 90) Plan view amidships, looking forward, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 21 October 1944. Note life rafts stowed between the ship's smokestacks, and antennas for SK-1 and SG radars atop her foremast. A tractor-trailer "bus" is passing by ashore, to the left of Astoria's pilothouse.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98420.

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Astoria 157k

USS Astoria (CL 90) Plan view amidships, looking aft, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 21 October 1944. Note the searchlights mounted on the ship's after smokestack.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98421.

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Astoria 164k

USS Astoria (CL 90) Plan view aft, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 21 October 1944. Note 40mm quad gun mount at left, with battle helmets and a life raft mounted on the bulkhead beyond, and 5"/38 twin gun mount in left center.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98422.

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Astoria
0409016
352k Refueling at Ulithi, 26 November 1946. From the collection of Herman Schnipper. Ed Mackiewicz
Astoria 87k

USS Astoria (CL 90) Underway, circa 1947, probably while leaving San Diego, California.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98423.

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Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Dyer, George Carroll, CAPT VADM 05/17/1944 - 06/09/1945
Hamilton, William Van, CAPT RADM 06/09/1945 - 03/19/1946
Walker, Frank Robinson, CAPT   03/19/1946 - 11/1946
Jarrett, Harry Bean, CAPT VADM 11/1946 - 09/1947
Hoffheins Jr., William Lenhart, CAPT   09/1947 - 08/1948
Miller, Louis Newcomb, CAPT   08/1948 - 06/30/1949

(Courtesy of Brent Jones and The Mighty Ninety website)


USS ASTORIA (CL 90) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
CA 34 - CL 90

Contact Name: Mr. Don A Yeamans
Address: 19030 SE Hwy 212 Clackamas, OR, 97015-8704
Phone: 503-658-5001
E-mail: None


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.
Mighty Ninety By Brent Jones.

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