Tuscaloosa file photo [3880]

USS Tuscaloosa

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassNew Orleans-class Heavy Cruiser
BuilderNew York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey, United States
Laid Down3 Sep 1931
Launched15 Nov 1933
Commissioned17 Aug 1934
Decommissioned13 Feb 1946
Displacement9950 tons standard
Length588 feet
Beam62 feet
Draft19 feet
Speed32 knots
Crew708
Armament9x8in, 8x5in, 8x12.7mm

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USS Tuscaloosa Operational Timeline

17 Aug 1934 Tuscaloosa was commissioned into service.
13 Feb 1946 Tuscaloosa was decommissioned from service.

Photographs

Tuscaloosa steaming at high speed, probably during trials in 1934Tuscaloosa hoisting a SOC Seagull floatplane from the sea, while en route to Iceland, Sep 1941; note another SOC aircraft on starboard catapultUSS Tuscaloosa in Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom while she was operating with the British Home Fleet, April 1942. The British heavy cruiser HMS London is in the background.Tuscaloosa underway, 7 Oct 1942
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Tuscaloosa steaming at high speed, probably during trials in 1934
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