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USS FARGO (CL 106)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Alpha - Uniform - Oscar

CLASS - FARGO (Modified CLEVELAND)
Displacement 10,000 Tons, Dimensions, 611' 2" (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 992.
Operational and Building Data
Launched 25 FEB 1945 by the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ
Commissioned 09 DEC 1945
Decommissioned 14 FEB 1950
Stricken 1 MAR 1970
Fate: Sold for scrap on 18 AUG 1971 to Union Minerals & Alloys Kearney, NJ.

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Fargo
0410616
49k Starboard bow view, date and location unknown. Robert Hurst
Fargo 74k April 15, 1946 overhead view of the Fargo clearly showing single stack design. Excellent detail shot. USN
Fargo 139k April 15, 1946 port quarter view of the Fargo clearly showing single stack design. USN
Fargo 83k

USS Fargo (CL 106) Underway at sea, 8 May 1946.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98918.

USNHC
Fargo 114k

USS Fargo (CL 106) Firing salutes on 15 June 1946, upon her arrival at Gibraltar for a tour of duty in the Mediterranean Sea. Photographed from USS Providence (CL 82). Note floater nets stowed on top of Providence's Number Two 6"/47 gun turret.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-343425.

National Archives
Fargo 80k

USS Fargo (CL 106) At Trieste, 29 June 1946, during the crisis between Italy and Yugoslavia over the ownership of the port.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-380809.

National Archives
Fargo 103k

USS Fargo (CL 106) At Trieste, 29 June 1946, during the crisis between Italy and Yugoslavia over the ownership of the port. A British cruiser is in the center distance.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-702869.

National Archives
Fargo
0410615
38k View of the bow weathering a hurricane in 1949. Jack Przybylski
Fargo 104k

USS Fargo (CL 106) Laid up in the Reserve Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania, in about 1965. USS Portsmouth (CL 102) is at right.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 72660.

USNHC
Fargo 102k

USS Fargo (CL-106) Laid up in the Reserve Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania, in about 1965. Photographed from on board the ship, looking forward from the stern, with her after 6"/47 gun turrets in the foreground. USS Portsmouth (CL 102) is at left.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 72662.

USNHC
Fargo 91k USS Fargo (CL 106) Laid up in the Reserve Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania, in about 1965. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 72661. USNHC
Fargo 132k

USS Fargo (CL 106) View looking forward on the ship's foredeck, taken in about 1965 while she was laid up in the Reserve Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania. Note trees and houses ashore, just ahead of the ship.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 72665.

USNHC
Fargo 99k

USS Fargo (CL 106) Ship's forward six-inch gun turrets and superstructure, looking aft from her foredeck in about 1965, while she was laid up in the Reserve Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 72663.

USNHC
Fargo 111k

USS Fargo (CL 106) Closeup view of the ship's smokestack, taken in about 1965, while she was laid up in the Reserve Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania. Note peeling paint on the stack and pipes.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 72664.

USNHC
Fargo 117k

USS Fargo (CL 106) View the ship's data plaque, taken in about 1965 while she was laid up in the Reserve Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 72666.

USNHC

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Craig, Wyatt, CAPT   12/09/1945 - 12/14/1946
Korns, Virgil Eben, CAPT   12/14/1946 - 09/17/1947
Walsh, Harvey Thomas, CAPT RADM 09/17/1947 - 08/10/1948
Petersen, Wallis Frederick, CAPT RADM 08/10/1948 - 08/03/1949
Wood, Chester Clark, CAPT RADM 08/03/1949 - 10/1949
Koenig, Joseph William, CDR   10/1949 - 02/14/1950

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


USS FARGO (CL 106) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Frederick E Huntington
Address: 4608 Valley Forge Ln Virginia Beach, VA, 23462-2208
Phone: 757-499-5076
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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