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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Uniform - Golf - Bravo

Displacement 10,000 Tons, Dimensions, 610' 1" (oa) x 66' 4" x 25' (Max)
Armament 12 x 6"/47, 12 x 5"/38AA, 28 x 40mm, 10 x 20mm, 4 Aircraft
Armor, 5" Belt, 6" Turrets, 2" Deck, 5" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 100,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 32.5 Knots, Crew 1255.
Operational and Building Data
Ordered 15 DEC 1941
Keel laid on 03 MAR 1943 by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA
Launched 25 APR 1944
Commissioned 08 JAN 1945
Decommissioned 30 JUN 1947
Stricken 02 JAN 1971
Fate: Sold for scrap to National Metal & Steel Corp., Terminal Island, CA on 11 FEB 1972
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - World War II Occupation Medal w/JAPAN Clasp

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24 April 1944, Amsterdam is prepared for launching the next day.

Ron Reeves
58k Amsterdam sliding down the ways on 25 April 1944. Ron Reeves
Amsterdam 70k

USS Amsterdam (CL 101), flying a large ensign at the fore, arrives off the Naval Air Station at Astoria, Oregon, 14 October 1945. Note the ship's two-tone color scheme and Curtiss SC-1 "Seahawk" floatplanes, aft. (caption updated by Robert Hurst)

U.S. Navy Photo #80-G-391152

Amsterdam 140k USS Amsterdam (CL 101) Seen here in the final days of WW2, the Amsterdam was the last Cleveland class ship commissioned in time to see service in WW2. She was part of the final push on Japan. Commissioned on 8 January 1945, she had a short service life, being decommissioned on 30 June 1947. USN

Starboard bow view off the Norfolk Navy Yard, 29 Jan 1945. Note the high waterline. She has yet to take on ammunition.

U.S. Navy Photo #9610(45)

David Buell

Starboard quarter view off the Norfolk Navy Yard, 29 Jan 1945. Note the high waterline. She has yet to take on ammunition.

U.S. Navy Photo #9612(45)

David Buell

Starboard side view off the Norfolk Navy Yard, 29 Jan 1945. She is painted in Camouflage Measure 31a, Design 10C.

Robert Hurst
Amsterdam 140k

USS Amsterdam (CL 101) At Portland, Oregon, for Navy Day festivities, October 1945. Collection of Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, USN.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 98589.

Amsterdam 42k Port side view, while laid up in the Reserve Fleet. From the Larry Cote collection. Richard Leonhardt

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Class Final Rank Dates
Lawton, Andrew Petrie, CAPT     01/08/1945 - 08/1946
Uehlinger, Archibald Emil, CAPT 1922 RADM 08/1946 - 06/30/1947

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

USS AMSTERDAM (CL 101) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Mr. Bob Tripp
Address: 7978 Route 36 N. Arkport, NY 14807
Phone: 607-295-7753

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.
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