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USS OREGON CITY (CA 122)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Hotel - Charlie - Papa
Voice Call Sign: Duplex

CLASS - OREGON CITY
Displacement 13,700 Tons, Dimensions, 674' 11" (oa) x 70' 10" x 26' 6" (Max)
Armament 9 x 8"/55, 12 x 5"/38AA, 48 x 40mm, 24 x 20mm, 4 Aircraft
Armor, 6" Belt, 8" Turrets, 2 1/2" Deck, 6" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 120,000 SHP; G. E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 2000.
Keel laid on 08 APR 1944 by the Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, MA
Launched 09 JUN 1945
Commissioned 16 FEB 1946
Decommissioned 15 DEC 1947
Stricken 01 NOV 1970
Fate: Sold for scrap on 17 AUG 1973

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Oregon City
0412207
128k Sea trials prior to commissioning. Note the builder's flag flying form the main mast. David Buell
Oregon City 33k As completed. USN
Oregon City 117k As completed. USN
Oregon City
0412212
1.1m

Aerial view, date and location unknown but probably builder's trials or soon after commissioning due to condition of hull.

U.S. Navy photo, BUAer #195512.

David Buell
Oregon City
0412209
137k

Captain's inspection on the cruiser's after deck, 1946. Note catapult training gear in the foreground, and ship's after triple 8"/55 gun turret.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 99075

Bill Gonyo
Oregon City
0412208
86k

Underway approximately ten miles northeast of Provincetown, Massachusetts, on 17 June 1946.
Photographed from an aircraft based at Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-262557.

Bill Gonyo
Oregon City 72k

USS Oregon City (CA 122) Underway approximately ten miles northeast of Provincetown, Massachusetts, on 17 June 1946. Photographed from an aircraft based at Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-262557.

National Archives
Oregon City 85k

USS Oregon City (CA 122) Laid up as part of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania, 1959. The original photograph is dated 8 September 1959.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 99073.

USNHC
Oregon City
0412210
275k Oregon City (left) and Macon (right) during the winter of 1972 or the very early spring of 1973 at the Philadelphia Naval ship yard. Jim Cunliffe
Oregon City
0412211
302k Macon (left) and Oregon City (right) during the winter of 1972 or the very early spring of 1973 at the Philadelphia Naval ship yard. Jim Cunliffe

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Culver, Burnett Kent., CAPT   02/16/46 -

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


USS OREGON CITY (CA 122) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
NONE LOCATED.

Contact Name: Robert Efaw
Address:
Phone:
E-mail: ca122@alltel.net


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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