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USS DAYTON (CL 105)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Bravo - Echo - Whiskey

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 01 AUG 1941 by the Bethlehem Steel Co., San Francisco, CA
Launched 19 MAR 1944
Commissioned 07 JAN 1945
Decommissioned 01 MAR 1949
Stricken 01 SEP 1961
Fate: Sold for scrap on 06 APR 1962 to Boston Metals, Baltimore, MD.

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Dayton 164k

USS Dayton (CL 105) Launching, at the New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden, New Jersey, 19 March 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 45501.

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Dayton 28k

USS Dayton (CL 105) Off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, 23 April 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98822.

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Dayton 92k

USS Dayton (CL 105) Underway in the Delaware River, near the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, 23 April 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98821.

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Dayton 70k

Port side view, at anchor in an unknown port, 1946.

From the collection of the Naval Record Club.

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101k

Port quarter view while moored at Norfolk, VA, spring 1946.

From the collection of Pearl Harbor Survivor Dale Magnus (forwarded by Carol Edgemon Hipperson author of Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor & World War II in the Pacific).

Dale Magnus
Dayton 98k

USS Dayton (CL 105) At anchor in the Bay of Naples, off Naples, Italy, in the fall of 1947. Mount Vesuvius is in the background.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98823.

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Dayton 164k

Boston Naval Shipyard Annex - Vertical aerial photograph, taken in May 1958. This print has been annotated to mark warehouses used by the U.S. Army. A large number of ships are present, among them twenty Reserve Fleet escort aircraft carriers. Identifiable ships are USS Norfolk (DL 1), at left at the end of the wharf extending from the drydock; USS Antietam (CVS 36), in lower left; and USS Dayton (CL 105), in right center, among the escort carriers.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 94199.

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156k Caption - "(BX1) BOSTON, JAN 12 - CRUISER DAYTON GOES INTO "MOTHBALLS" - Workmen complete task of preparing the light cruiser USS Dayton for the "mothball" fleet at the Boston Navy Yard. Smaller guns on the 10,000 ton craft are coated with a preservative and covered with a dome (foreground). Wood and tarpaper "sheds" cover the boats on deck. The Navy says the Dayton, which participated in the last two months of war against Japan, can be made ready for active service in 30 days. (AP WIREPHOTO)(g407pjc" Tommy Trampp
Dayton 69k In reserve, "Mothballs" South Boston Naval Annex, August 1960. Destroyers USS Monssen (DD 798) and USS Baldwin (DD 624) are seen moored along side. © Richard Leonhardt
Dayton 77k In reserve, "Mothballs" South Boston Naval Annex, August 1960. Destroyers USS Monssen (DD 798) and USS Baldwin (DD 624) are seen moored along side. © Richard Leonhardt
Dayton 140k In reserve, "Mothballs" South Boston Naval Annex, August 1960. Destroyers USS Monssen (DD 798) and USS Baldwin (DD 624) are seen moored along side. © Richard Leonhardt
Dayton 95k In reserve, "Mothballs" South Boston Naval Annex, August 1960. Destroyers USS Monssen (DD 798) and USS Baldwin (DD 624) are seen moored along side. © Richard Leonhardt
Dayton 50k In reserve, "Mothballs" South Boston Naval Annex, August 1960. Destroyers USS Monssen (DD 798) and USS Baldwin (DD 624) are seen moored along side. © Richard Leonhardt
Dayton 124k

Listed from left to right, USS Huntington (CL 107), USS Dayton (CL 105) and USS South Dakota (BB 57), laid up in reserve at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania, 24 August 1961.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 72674.

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Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Steinhagen, Paul William, CAPT   01/07/1945 - 12/21/1945
Misson, Clinton Alonzo, CAPT RADM 12/21/1945 - 01/18/1947
Fernald, James Merrill, CAPT RADM 01/18/1947 - 09/03/1947
Durgin, Edward Robison, CAPT   09/03/1947 - 07/06/1948
O'Regan, William Vincent, CAPT   07/06/1948 - 12/09/1948
Richardson, Alvin Franklin, CAPT RADM 12/09/1948 - 03/01/1949

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


USS DAYTON (CL 105) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Robert B MacDonald
Address: 3rd St Saint Augustine, FL, 32084
Phone: 904-471-8711
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.


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