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USS SPOKANE (CL/CLAA 120 - AG 191)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Tango - Delta - Uniform


Patch image contributed by Don McGrogan
CLASS - JUNEAU (Modified ATLANTA)
Displacement 6,000 Tons, Dimensions, 541' 0" (oa) x 53' 2" x 26' 6" (Max)
Armament 12 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 NOV 1944 by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Kearny, NJ
Launched 22 SEP 1945
Commissioned 17 MAY 1946
Reclassified CLAA 120 18 MAR 1949
Decommissioned 27 FEB 1950
Reclassified AG 191 01 APR 1966
Stricken 15 APR 1972
Fate: Sold for scrap on 17 MAY 1973 to Luria Bros. & Co. Inc.
 

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Spokane 101k USS Spokane (CL 120) - Ship's keel is laid, at the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company shipyard, Kearny, New Jersey, 15 November 1944. Photograph from the USS Spokane scrapbook, donated by Rear Admiral John M. McIsaac, USN, 1974.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 99015.

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Spokane 63k USS Spokane (CL 120) - Ship's prefabricated bow section is hoisted into place for attachment to her hull, during construction at the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company shipyard, Kearny, New Jersey, 1945. Photograph from the USS Spokane scrapbook, donated by Rear Admiral John M. McIsaac, USN, 1974.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 99016.

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Spokane 106k USS Spokane (CL 120) - On the building ways at the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company shipyard, Kearny, New Jersey. Taken shortly before she was launched on 22 September 1945. Photograph from the USS Spokane scrapbook, donated by Rear Admiral John M. McIsaac, USN, 1974.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 99017.

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Spokane 141k USS Spokane (CL 120) afloat off the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company shipyard, Kearny, New Jersey, immediately after launching, 22 September 1945. Photograph from the USS Spokane scrapbook, donated by Rear Admiral John M. McIsaac, USN, 1974.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 99019.

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Spokane
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61k USS Spokane fitting out at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Kearny, NJ. Launched September 22, 1945 and commissioned on May 22, 1946 , the ship is still littered with material and equipment. Scaffolding still encases the fore mast and the ship has not been equipped with radar or electronics. Apparent in this bow on photo are twin 5"/38 caliber guns Nos. 2 and 3, which along with guns Nos. 4 and 5 are mounted one deck lower from the two previous Atlanta/Oakland classes. This, along with a reduction of the superstructure height by one level, a reduction in the distance between the stacks, allowed for an increase in antiaircraft batteries, while at the same time improving stability and improving firing arcs for overhead targets. Mike Green
Spokane 140k USS Spokane (CL 120) alongside the Hammerhead Pier at the New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y., at the beginning of commissioning ceremonies, 17 May 1946. Note old ships being scrapped in the drydock at right. Photograph from the USS Spokane scrapbook, donated by Rear Admiral John M. McIsaac, USN, 1974.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 99021.

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Spokane 82k USS Spokane (CL 120) - The National Ensign is hoisted as the ship is placed in commission, during ceremonies at the New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y., 17 May 1946. Photograph from the USS Spokane scrapbook, donated by Rear Admiral John M. McIsaac, USN, 1974.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 99022.

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Spokane
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98k Dignitaries on board during commissioning ceremonies, at the New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y., 17 May 1946.
Those present are (from left to right):

Captain Le Merton E. Crist, Jr., Commanding Officer;
Representative Walt Horan, M.C.;
Patrice Munsel, Ship's Sponsor;
Arthur R. Meehan, Mayor of Spokane, Washington; and
Rear Admiral Francis E.M. Whiting, Commander Naval Base, New York.

Photograph from the USS Spokane scrapbook, donated by Rear Admiral John M. McIsaac, USN, 1974.

Bill Gonyo
Spokane 82k Overhead as built. USN
Spokane 116k

USS Spokane (CL 120) Underway in the vicinity of New York City, 15 June 1946. Photographed from an airplane based at Naval Air Station Floyd Bennett Field, N.Y.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 99013-A.

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Spokane 54k

USS Spokane (CL 120) Moored off New York City, 5 October 1946. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1969.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 67852.

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Spokane 98k

USS Spokane (CL 120) In heavy seas while crossing the North Atlantic, circa October 1946. Photograph from the USS Spokane scrapbook, donated by Rear Admiral John M. McIsaac, USN, 1974.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 99024.

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Spokane 69k

USS Spokane (CL 120) At anchor, circa 1946-1948. Photograph from the USS Spokane scrapbook, donated by Rear Admiral John M. McIsaac, USN, 1974.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 99035.

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Spokane 68k 1950 photo of the Spokane in her final configuration. She was decommissioned on February 27, 1950. USN

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Crist Jr., Le Merton Edson, CAPT   05/17/1946 - 1947
Cole, William Marchant, CAPT   1947 - 03/1948
McIsaak, John Malcolm, CAPT RADM 03/1948 - 03/1949
Marshall, William Jefferson, CAPT ADM 03/1949 - 10/28/1949
Denny, James Beattie, CDR   10/28/1949 - 02/27/1950

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


USS SPOKANE (CL/CLAA 120 - AG 191) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Ted P Delozier
Address: 8 Chippin Ct Trenton, NJ, 08691-3039
Phone: 609-448-5461
E-mail: None


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