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USS TOLEDO (CA 133)

Image courtesy of Al Grazevich


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Hotel - Delta - Oscar

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign - GOLDEN HAWK



Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski
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.
Operational and Building Data
Ordered 07 AUG 1942
Keel laid on 13 SEP 1943 by the New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ
Launched 06 MAY 1945
Commissioned 27 OCT 1946
Decommissioned 21 MAY 1960
Stricken 01 JAN 1974
Fate: Sold for scrap to National Metal & Scrap Corp. on 30 OCT 1974

Patch image contributed by Mike Smolinski

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon
Second Row - Navy China Service Medal - World War II Victory - World War II Occupation Medal
Third Row - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (5) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2)
Fourth Row - Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation - United Nations Korean Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal


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Size Image Description Contributed
By And/Or Copyright
Macon
0413233
335k

Macon seen at a fitting out pier at New York Ship, Camden NJ, with Toledo still on the shipways.  View is prior to May 1945.

Photos are from ISM, Aero Service Collection 24645. Used for educational and non-commercial purposes.

John Chiquoine
Toledo 40k Undated, As completed. USN
Toledo 63k Undated, underway, forward main battery trained outward. USN
Toledo
0413314
758k Port bow view while underway, date and location unknown. David Buell
Toledo 10k Port side view while at anchor in Yokosuka, Japan, 1947. SK1 Bill Toohey
Toledo
0413316
365k Ships menu for 28 September 1948 celebrating her crossing of the International Dateline while on her way home from a Westtern Pacific deployment. From the collection of Seaman 1c Richard B. Phillips. Robert B. Phillips
Toledo
0413317
156k Ships menu for 28 September 1948 celebrating her crossing of the International Dateline while on her way home from a Westtern Pacific deployment. From the collection of Seaman 1c Richard B. Phillips. Robert B. Phillips
Toledo
0413315
593k Photograph of E Division on the forecastle, taken in 1949. From the collection of Roy Thompson, Jr. Branti Thompson
Toledo 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
Toledo 137k USS Toledo (CA 133) -Crewmen bring eight-inch powder charges aboard from a barge alongside, at Sasebo, Japan, circa July-October 1950, while Toledo was engaged in Korean War combat operations.
This photo was received by the Naval Photographic Center on 12 October 1950. Note ship's after eight-inch triple gun turret trained on the starboard beam, and aircraft crane and hangar hatch cover at the stern.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 96903.

USNHC
Toledo 171k USS Toledo (CA 133) - Eight-inch shells and powder charges on a barge alongside the starboard quarter, as Toledo replenished her ammunition supply in Sasebo Harbor, Japan, after combat operations off Korea, circa July-October 1950. Crewmen are carrying the powder cans into position to be hoisted aboard the cruiser.
This photo was received by the Naval Photographic Center on 12 October 1950.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 96905.

USNHC
Toledo 164k

USS Toledo (CA 133) Off the east coast of Korea while operating with Task Force 77. Photographed from a USS Essex (CV 9) aircraft.

Original photo is dated 6 September 1951. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 96901.

USNHC
Toledo 113k

USS Toledo (CA 133) Underway in Korean waters, with a battleship and a destroyer in the right distance. The original photo is dated 2 November 1952.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 96902.

USNHC
Toledo
0413312
313k

USS Toledo (CA 133) is seen unloading ammunition and Naval Ammunition Depot at Mare Island on 10 March 1954.

U.S. Navy Photo #20420-3-54.

Darryl Baker
Toledo
0413318
208k An aerial view of Yokosuka sometime between 1954 and 1955. Ships pictured from front are: USS Princeton (CVS-37), USS Toledo (CA 133), USS Los Angeles (CA 135), USS Rochester (CA 124), and USS Helena (CA 75). This was about 1/4 of the active Cruisers for that period. BMCS Richard Miller USN (Ret.)
Toledo 58k Starboard bow view of USS Toledo at sea in 1955. Naval Record Club photo. Richard Leonhardt
Toledo
0413319
58k

Starboard bow view of the USS Toledo (CA 133) circa 1955 firing a surface to surface Regulus missile. The ship was armed with three nuclear capable missiles, along with three Baltimore class sisters. The Toledo's last missile patrol was in 1959, as the missile was being retired from service.

Source: Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 302760

Mike Green
Toledo
0413320
871k

USS Toledo (CA 133) at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 4 August 1956.

City of Vancouver Archives, Photo #AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-8602, by Walter E. Frost.

Mike Green
Toledo
0413311
1992k

Port bow view while underway in 1957.

Official US Navy Photograph.

Robert M. Cieri
Toledo
0413313
55k Port side view of USS Toledo (CA 133) taken April, 1959, Yokosuka, Japan. Derick S. Hartshorn

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Detzer Jr., August Jackson, CAPT   10/27/1946 - 09/1947
Parker, Harold Earl, CAPT   09/1947 -
Ammon, William B., CAPT RADM ? - 10/20/1948
Firth, M. W., CDR   10/20/1948 -
Hunter, George Porter, CAPT RADM 1948 - 1949
Arison, Rae Emmett, CAPT   ~1949 - 01/1950
Stout, Richard Farnum, CAPT VADM 01/1950 - 01/1951
Wood Jr., Hunter, CAPT RADM 01/1951 - 12/1951
Crissman, George G., CAPT   12/1951 - 12/1952
Martin, Farar Benjamin Conner, CAPT RADM 12/1952 - 12/10/1953
Cockell, William Arthur, CAPT RADM 12/10/1953 - 05/06/1955
Torgerson, Theodore Adolf, CAPT RADM 05/06/1955 -
Wilson, George R., CAPT   1956 - 1957
Reiter Jr., Harry Lee, CAPT RADM 09/1957 - 10/1958
Loughlin, Charles Elliott, CAPT RADM 10/1958 - 10/1959
Williams Jr., Joseph Warford, CAPT RADM 10/1959 - 02/19960
Haffey Jr., John James, CAPT   02/1960 - 05/21/1960

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


USS TOLEDO (CA 133) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Paul A. Specht, Vice-President USS TOLEDO (CA-133) Association
Address: 1905 Whispering Trail, Midwest City, Oklahoma 73130
Phone: (405) 737-7404
E-mail: ichisansan@cox.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.


Additional Resources
Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.
USS Toledo CA 133 Association

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