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USS HUNTINGTON (CL 107)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Hotel - Charlie - Juliet

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 08 APR 1943 by the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ
Commissioned 23 FEB 1946
Decommissioned 15 JUN 1949
Stricken 1 SEP 1961
Fate Sold for scrap on 16 MAY 1962 to Boston Metals, Baltimore, MD.

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Huntington
0410713
303k

Dignitaries surround Huntington's bow before her launch on 8 April 1945. Photo caption reads:

"Launching U. S. S. Huntington CL-107
On Stand: Mrs. Milton L. Jarrett (Elizabeth), R - Sponsor Mrs. John C. Ensign - Matron of Honor
Left to Right: Mr. M. L. Jarrett, Mrs. Harry H. Harvey, Mrs. James A. Gwinn,
Miss Anne Harvey Gwunn, Mr. James Gwinn, LT John C. Ensign
New York Shipbuilding Corportion, Camden N. J.
April 8th, 1945"

National Archives San Francisco photo #80-G-317613

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Huntington
0410714
240k

Elizabeth Jarrett christens Huntington just before she slides down the ways into the water on 8 April 1945.

National Archives San Francisco photo #80-G-317615

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Huntington
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Huntington feels water for the first time as her hull slides into the Delaware river at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden, New Jersey, 8 April 1945.


National Archives San Francisco photo #80-G-317616

Tracy White
Huntington 85k March 27, 1946 photo as completed. USN
Dayton 122k

USS Huntington (CL 107) Underway in the Delaware River, off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, 27 March 1946.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98940.

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Dayton 155k

USS Huntington (CL 107) Underway, 12 April 1948.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98941.

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Dayton 91k

USS Huntington (CL 107) At Naples, Italy, circa 30 July - 11 August 1948. She was then commanded by Captain Arleigh A. Burke, USN. Collection of Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 93200.

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Dayton 329k USS Huntington (CL 107) at anchor, Venice, Italy, 30 AUG 1948. YNC Roy C. Barnes, USN (Ret.)
Dayton 115k

USS Huntington (CL 107) Anchored at Port Said, Egypt, on 22 September 1948, before transiting the Suez Canal on a voyage down the east coast of Africa. View looks forward from Huntington's forward superstructure. The Norwegian merchant ship Vester°y is moored off her starboard bow.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98943.

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Dayton 64k

USS Huntington (CL 107) "Pollywogs" stand watch atop 6"/47 gun turret number two, during Equator crossing ceremonies in East African waters, 30 September 1948. Note array of radar antennas on the ships foremast and superstructure, including (from top): zenith search radar; air search radar; Mk. 13 fire control radar atop a Mk. 34 main battery gun director; and Mk. 25 fire control radar atop a Mk. 37 gun director. Collection of Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 93201.

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Dayton 91k

USS Huntington (CL 107) Entering harbor at Capetown, South Africa, at 1830 hrs, 15 October 1948. Note the twin-engine biplane flying at far right. Collection of Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 93202.

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Dayton 92k

USS Huntington (CL 107) Approaching Berth M, Duncan Docks, at Capetown, South Africa, in the late afternoon of 15 October 1948. Table Mountain is in the distance. Collection of Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 93203.

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Huntington
04107p01
757k

A painting of USS Huntington (CL 107) at Port Said, Egypt in 1949 by artist Wayne Scarpaci. The title of the painting is "Exotict Egypt".

Wayne Scarpaci
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
Tallman, Donald Rex, CAPT   02/26/1946 - 02/1947
Clay, James Powell, CAPT   02/1947 - 05/1948
Gardner, Donald Woody, CAPT   05/1948 - 12/1948
Burke, Arleigh Albert, CAPT ADM 12/1948 - 06/15/1949

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


USS HUNTINGTON (CL 107) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Edmond L Pendleton
Address: 3977 Lees Ave Long Beach, CA, 90808-2337
Phone: 562-425-8196
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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