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USS BREMERTON (CA 130)

Image courtesy of Al Grazevich


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Tango - Echo - Whiskey
Voice Vall Sign: Omar

CLASS - BALTIMORE
Displacement 13,600 Tons, Dimensions, 673' 5" (oa) x 70' 10" x 26' 10" (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 1/2" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 120,000 SHP; G. E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 2000.
Keel laid on 01 FEB 1943 by the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ
Launched 02 JUL 1944
Commissioned 29 APR 1945
Decommissioned 09 APR 1948
Commissioned 23 NOV 1951
Decommissioned 29 JUL 1960
Stricken 1 OCT 1973
Fate: Sold for scrap to Zidell Explorations Corp., Portland Oregon on OCT 1973

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Bremerton 123k

USS Bremerton (CA 130) off Portland, Maine, 6 August 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-332946.

Scott Dyben/National Archives
Bremerton 173k As completed, Seen here September 12, 1945. Note the late war camouflage. USN
Bremerton 97k

USS Bremerton (CA 130) (foreground) and USS Los Angeles (CA 135) Are towed from the Nation's largest drydock, at San Francisco Naval Shipyard, while being prepared for inactivation and addition to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. "Constructed during the war, the 1100-foot drydock is capable of handling the largest ships afloat. Besides handling these two cruisers at one time, the huge dock has accomodated four attack transports in one operation. World's largest crane at right." Quoted passage is from the original caption, released with this photograph under date of 13 February 1948. Note many other laid-up ships in the area. Among them, at right, are USS Rockwall (APA 230) and USS Bottineau (APA 235).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 97453.

USNHC
Bremerton 88k

USS Bremerton (CA 130) At Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, California, on 21 November 1951. She was recommissioned for Korean War service on 23 November after having been in reserve since April 1948.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-436084.

National Archives
Bremerton 92k

USS Bremerton (CA 130) In San Diego harbor, California, circa 1951-52, with her crew manning the rails.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 97454.

USNHC
Bremerton 88k

USS Bremerton (CA 130) Underway on 14 February 1952.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-439986.

National Archives
Bremerton 95k

USS Bremerton (CA 130) Underway on 14 February 1952.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-439985.

National Archives
Bremerton
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2.7m

USS Bremerton (CA 130) at Mare Island figure piers in October 1952.

Mare Island Photo

Darryl Baker
Bremerton
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3.9m

USS Bremerton (CA 130) loading ammunition at Mare Island Ammunition Depot in October 1952.

Mare Island Photo

Darryl Baker
Bremerton
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4.6m

USS Bremerton (CA 130) loading ammunition at Mare Island Ammunition Depot in October 1952.

Mare Island Photo

Darryl Baker
Bremerton 99k

USS Bremerton (CA 130) In Drydock Number 5 at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, in July 1954. Note her side armor, and men painting her hull.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-644556.

National Archives
Bremerton
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2.8m

USS Bremerton (CA 130) passing under the Golden Gate Bridge in April 1955.

U.S. Navy Photo

Darryl Baker
Bremerton 103k

USS Bremerton (CA 130) At Pearl Harbor while en route to the Orient, circa 1957. The original photograph bears the rubber-stamp date 3 December 1957.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 97455.

USNHC
Bremerton 63k

USS Bremerton (CA 130) Photographed on 4 November 1957.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-1027859.

National Archives
Bremerton 80k

USS Bremerton (CA 130) Photographed on 4 November 1957.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-1027858.

National Archives
Bremerton 61k

USS Bremerton (CA 130) Photographed on 4 November 1957.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-1027857.

National Archives
Tucson
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508k Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA, 31 March 1963. From Right to Left: Unknown Cleveland Class Light Cruiser, USS Vicksburg (CL 86), USS Bremerton (CA 130), USS Worcester (CL 144), USS Roanoke (CL 145), USS Tucson (CLAA 98). Dennis Tyra
Bremerton
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48k USS Bremerton's (CA 130) bell at the new Naval Museum at the Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA. According to the
plaque, it was presented to the city on Armed Forces day, 1974.
Larry Lee

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Mallard, John B., CAPT RADM 04/29/1945 - 04/22/1946
Libby, Ruthven E., CAPT VADM 04/22/1946 - 02/040/1947
Little, Marion Netherly, CAPT RADM 02/04/1947 - 04/09/1948
Decommissioned   04/09/1948 - 11/23/1951
Ward, James H., CAPT   11/23/1951 - 1952
Hubbard, Miles H. (Harry), CAPT RADM 1952 - 07/06/1953
Martin, Robert Feree, CAPT   07/06/1953 - 12/12/1954
Conner, Ray Russell, CAPT RADM 12/12/1954 - 02/28/1956
Kirkpatrick, Charles Cochran (Chili), CAPT RADM 02/28/1956 - 09/01/1956
Bass, Raymond Henry (Benny), CAPT RADM 09/01/1956 - 09/1957
Brownlie, Robert Marvin, CDR (XO Acting)   09/1957 - 10/05/1957
Craighill, Richard Starr, CAPT RADM 10/05/1957 - 01/11/1958
Bass, Raymond Henry (Benny), CAPT RADM 01/11/1958 - 11/10/1958
Fahy, John Southworth, CAPT   11/10/1958 - 09/05/1959
Irvine, Donald Greer, CAPT RADM 09/05/1959 - 04/02/1960
Pitts, Robert L., CDR   04/02/1960 - 07/29/1960

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


USS BREMERTON (CA 130) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information
CA 130 - SSN-698

Contact Name: Mr. Jim Jensen
Address: Box 65, Bigfork MT 59911
Phone: 406-837-4474
E-mail: jmbluff1@centurytel.net
Date: 13-18 September 2009
Location: Rapid City SD

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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