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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Hotel - Delta - Oscar
Voice 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
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
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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.
|188k||Toledo sliding down the ways, 6 May 1945.||David Wright|
|40k||Undated, As completed.||USN|
|63k||Undated, underway, forward main battery trained outward.||USN|
|758k||Port bow view while underway, date and location unknown.||David Buell|
|10k||Port side view while at anchor in Yokosuka, Japan, 1947.||SK1 Bill Toohey|
|365k||Ships menu for 28 September 1948 celebrating her crossing of the International Dateline while on her way home from a Western Pacific deployment. From the collection of Seaman 1c Richard B. Phillips.||Robert B. Phillips|
|156k||Ships menu for 28 September 1948 celebrating her crossing of the International Dateline while on her way home from a Western Pacific deployment. From the collection of Seaman 1c Richard B. Phillips.||Robert B. Phillips|
|593k||Photograph of E Division on the forecastle, taken in 1949. From the collection of Roy Thompson, Jr.||Branti Thompson|
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.
|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
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.
|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.
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.
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.
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
|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.)|
|58k||Starboard bow view of USS Toledo at sea in 1955. Naval Record Club photo.||Richard Leonhardt|
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.
Australian War Memorial, Photo #302760
USS Toledo (CA 133) at Vancouver, BC, Canada on 4 August 1956.
City of Vancouver Archives, Photo #AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-8602, by Walter E. Frost.
Port bow view while underway in 1957.
Official US Navy Photograph.
|Robert M. Cieri|
|55k||Port side view of USS Toledo (CA 133) taken April, 1959, Yokosuka, Japan.||Derick S. Hartshorn|
|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 - 02/1960|
|Haffey Jr., John James, CAPT||02/1960 - 05/21/1960|
(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)
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