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  USS San Diego CL-53
USN
Atlanta Class Light Cruiser

13,327 Tons
541' x 53'
8 x twin 5/38
16 x 1.1”
8 x 21" torpedo tubes
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USN August 30, 1945

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Justin Taylan 2005

Ship History
Built March 1940, Lanched July 1941.

The San Diego steamed over 300,000 nautical miles, engaged the enemy on 34 different occasions, and never lost a man. She earned 18 battle stars for her World War 11 service, including Guadalcanal to Tokyo Bay.

Memorial
Along San Diego Harbor is a memorial to the ship and her crew.

References
USS San Diego CL-53 Memorial Association, Inc.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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