Concord file photo [1219]

USS Concord

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassOmaha-class Light Cruiser
BuilderWilliam Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, PA
Launched15 Dec 1921
Commissioned3 Nov 1923
Decommissioned12 Dec 1945
Displacement7050 tons standard
Length555 feet
Beam55 feet
Draft20 feet
MachineryGeared turbines with 4 screws
Speed35 knots
Crew458
Armament12x6in, 2x3in anti-aircraft, 10x21in torpedo tubes
Armor3
Sold for ScrapJan 1947

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ww2dbaseConcord's shakedown cruise took her through the Mediterranean, through the Suez Canal, around the African continent, and then she returned to North American; the trip lasted between 23 Nov 1923 and 9 Apr 1924. During the remainder of the years before WW2, she acted as the flagship of destroyer squadrons, participated in exercises on both American coasts, and cruised the Pacific. She was based in Pearl Harbor when the Pacific War loomed close.

ww2dbaseWhen the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in Dec 1941, Concord was at San Diego undergoing an overhaul. The overhaul completed in Feb 1942, and sailed to Bora Bora in the Society Islands with the rest of her fleet mates of the Southeast Pacific Force. During a trip to survey islands of the Southeast Pacific in late 1943, she suffered a gasoline explosion which killed 22 men; she sailed for Panama for repairs. The repairs were completed in Mar 1944, at which time she joined the Northern Pacific Force, with which fleet she bombarded Japanese bases in the Kurile Islands and interfered with Japanese shipping in that region.

ww2dbaseAfter the war, Concord covered occupation landings at Ominato, Japan, before returning to Philadelphia via the Panama Canal. She was decommissioned before the end of the year.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Light Cruiser USS Concord Interactive Map

USS Concord Operational Timeline

3 Nov 1923 Concord was commissioned into service.
12 Dec 1945 Concord was decommissioned from service.

Photographs

Concord off Algiers, Algeria, circa late 1923Concord off North African desert, circa late 1923 or early 1924Concord firing a torpedo from port side, circa mid-1920sConcord in harbor, circa 1935
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. John S. Parr says:
2 Aug 2011 07:46:23 AM

Came across this article when checking out Ominato. Was Radioman 3/C on the Concord when we went to Ominato as Occupation Force.Very few of our Crew Members left now ut stil remember sailing into Harbor
2 August 2011
ling into Harbor Aug 28. 1945.
2. Richard D Allen 2 says:
24 Sep 2011 11:59:52 AM

My dad Richard D Allen Seaman first class served on the Concord during WW2 I beleve he fired the AA guns and was later below deck on the 6in
3. Ed Miller says:
2 Oct 2011 08:11:33 PM

Looking for anyone who new my father Loyd Miller who served on the Concord during WWII.
4. Don Barkel says:
5 Nov 2011 08:55:33 PM

My good friend Ed Mosher served on the Concord. He is now 93 and in failing health but would enjoy a greeting from anyone who remembers him from those days.
5. Lynn sherman says:
19 Jun 2012 05:09:31 PM

Looking for anyone who served with my dad, Robert Sherman during WWII.
6. Jason Perry says:
27 Jul 2012 12:32:43 PM

Looking for anyone who served with my Grandfather Joseph B. Perry during WWII. Also looking for deployments and campaigns the ship would have served in. Thank you all and God bless our Veterans.
7. Jay Dufour says:
19 Aug 2012 05:14:01 PM

I am hoping to hear from any WW II USS Concord who may remember my dad Lt. John Dufour.

Thank you
8. Kathy Radcliff Cutright says:
31 Oct 2013 07:17:08 PM

Looking for anyone who may remember my dad Hugh Radcliff on the USS Concord in WW11 Thank you Veterans!!
9. Ryan Sayre says:
30 Sep 2016 05:06:47 PM

Looking for more info, my grand father served, Ernest Roberts. Wish to thank these brave sailors for saving the world!

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Concord off Algiers, Algeria, circa late 1923
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