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USS JUNEAU (CL/CLAA 119)

Image courtesy of Al Grazevich


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Tango - Lima - Papa


Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski
CLASS - JUNEAU (Modified ATLANTA)
Displacement 6,000 Tons, Dimensions, 541' 0" (oa) x 53' 2" x 26' 6" (Max)
Armament 16 x 5"/38AA, 16 x 1.1", 16 x 40mm, 8 x 20mm, 8 x 21" tt.
Armor, 3 3/4" Belt, 1 1/4" Turrets, 1 1/4" Deck, 2 1/2" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 75,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 32.7 Knots, Crew 675.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 15 SEP 1944 by the Federal Shipbuilding Co., Kearny, NJ
Launched 15 JUL 1945
Commissioned 15 FEB 1946
Reclassified CLAA 96 18 MAR 1949
Decommissioned 23 JUL 1956
Stricken 01 NOV 1959
Fate: Sold for scrap on 29 APR 1960 to Union Metals & Alloys Corp., New York, NY.

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Juneau 101k

USS Juneau (CL 119) Immediately after launching, 15 July 1945, at the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Kearny, New Jersey.

Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 91929.

USNHC
Juneau 80k Seen shortly after commissioning, as built. USN
Juneau 124k

USS Juneau (CLAA 119) Receives ammunition and fuel at Sasebo, Japan, on 6 July 1950. Flagship of Rear Admiral John M. Higgins, Commander, Task Group 96.5, Juneau actively patrolled and bombarded along the Korean east coast from 28 June to 5 July 1950. She was the first U.S. Navy cruiser to see combat action during the Korean War. Note Japanese floating crane alongside.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-417996.

National Archives
Juneau 130k

USS Toledo (CA 133) and USS Juneau (CLAA 119) moored at Naval Operating Base, Yokosuka, Japan, following Korean War operations. Photographed during July-October 1950, possibly in late October, just before Toledo departed Yokosuka to return to the U.S. for overhaul. Note the comparative sizes of these two cruisers.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-424598.

National Archives
Juneau
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163k

United Nations ships assigned to support military operations in Korea pictured at anchor in Sasebo, Japan, during a break in the action. Pictured from front to back: the aircraft transport HMS Unicorn (R72), the light cruiser USS Juneau (CLAA-119), the aircraft carriers USS Valley Forge (CV-45) and USS Leyte (CV-32), and the repair ships USS Hector (AR-7) and USS Jason (ARH-1). The photo was taken in late 1950 or early 1951, as this was the only time that Leyte operated off Korea.

U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation photo No. 1999.272.030.

Robert Hurst
Juneau 107k

USS Juneau (CLAA 119) Photographed in the Far East, circa 1950-51.

Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 52364.

USNHC
Juneau 149k

USS Juneau (CLAA 119) Underway with her crew on deck in "Whites", 1951. Original photo is dated 1 July 1951.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 96890.

USNHC
Juneau
0411914
557k

Forward plan view of USS Juneau (CLAA 119) at Mare Island on 2 November 1951. ARD 32 with USS Charr (SS 328) docked is above Juneau and USS Gurke (DD 783) and USS Rowan (DD 782) are aft of ARD 32.

U.S. Navy Photo #10946-11-51.

Darryl Baker
Juneau
0411915
572k

Amidships looking aft plan view of USS Juneau (CLAA 119) at Mare Island on 2 November 1951.

U.S. Navy Photo #10951-11-51.

Darryl Baker
Juneau 192k

USS Juneau (CLAA 119) Closeup view of her port midships area, looking forward. Taken at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, following overhaul, 26 January 1952. She has been refitted with 3"/50 guns and associated Mark 56 gun directors (mounted alongside the after smokestack). Note details of her stacks, with whip antenna brackets, secondary conning station at lower right, with a Mark 37 gun director above it, and 5"/38 gun loading practice machine between the stacks.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 96895.

USNHC
Juneau 171k

USS Juneau (CLAA 119) Closeup view of her port midships area, taken at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, following overhaul, 26 January 1952. She has been refitted with 3"/50 guns. Note paravane stowed on deck in the lower left.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 96894.

USNHC
Juneau 146k

USS Juneau (CLAA 119) Closeup view of her port stern area, looking forward. Taken at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, following overhaul, 26 January 1952. Note newly-installed 3"/50 twin gun mount on her fantail, with its associated Mark 63 director, floater net bins at the railings and inclining experiment tracks mounted temporarily across the ship by her after 5"/38 gun mount.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 96896.

USNHC
Juneau
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173k Starboard side view identifying numerous antennas while at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in 1951 or early 1952. David Buell
Juneau
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167k Starboard bow view identifying numerous antennas while at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in 1951 or early 1952. David Buell
Juneau 99k

USS Juneau (CLAA 119) Off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, following overhaul, 11 February 1952.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 96888.

USNHC
Juneau 91k

USS Juneau (CLAA 119) Off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, following overhaul, 11 February 1952.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 96891.

USNHC
Juneau 97k

USS Juneau (CLAA 119) Off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, following overhaul, 11 February 1952.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 96892.

USNHC
Juneau 126k

USS Juneau (CLAA 119) At the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, following overhaul, 26 January 1952. Note dual paravane downrigger chains at her bow.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 96893.

USNHC
Juneau
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263k

Aft starboard plan view of USS Juneau (CLAA 119) at Mare Island on 26 January 1952. Ships on the opposite side of the pier are USS Onslow (AVP 48) and USS Hollister (DD 788). The antenna of USS Witehurst (DE 634) is in the foreground.

Navy Photo #11651-1-52

Darryl Baker
Juneau
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276k

Forward starboard plan view of USS Juneau (CLAA 119) at Mare Island on 26 January 1952. Stacks of the USS Hollister (DD 788) are visible in the background.

Navy Photo #11652-1-52

Darryl Baker
Juneau 81k Starboard bow view, underway, location unknown, 1954. From the collection of the Naval Record Club. Richard Leonhardt
Juneau
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516k Med-moored in Genoa, Italy, 1954. Carlo Martinelli

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Rose, Rufus Edwards, CAPT VADM 02/15/1946 - 10/30/1946
Shea, Daniel Francis Joseph, CAPT   10/30/1946 - 08/18/1947
Fisher, William Gooding, CAPT   08/18/1947 - 08/09/1948
Duvall, William Howard, CAPT   08/09/1948 - 07/29/1949
Sowell, Jesse Clyborn, CAPT   07/29/1949 - 07/25/1950
Kenny, William Talty, CAPT   07/25/1950 - 05/01/1951
McDill, Alexander Stuart, CAPT   05/01/1951 - 03/20/1952
Willcox, George Washington, CAPT   03/20/1952 - 03/21/1953
Allan Jr., Halle Charles, CAPT RADM 03/21/1953 - 04/29/1954
King, George Edward, CAPT   04/29/1954 - 07/23/1955

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


USS JUNEAU (CL/CLAA 119) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
CL 52 - CL/CLAA 119

Contact Name: Mr. Kenneth R Cook
Address: 63 Fort Royal Ave Charleston, SC, 29407-6000
Phone: 803-556-8102
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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