Astoria (Cleveland-class) file photo [14746]

USS Astoria (Cleveland-class)

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassCleveland-class Light Cruiser
Hull NumberCL-90

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USS Astoria (Cleveland-class) Operational Timeline

6 Sep 1941 The keel of hull number 533 was laid down for the future USS Wilkes-Barre.
6 Mar 1943 Light cruiser Astoria was launched.
17 May 1944 USS Astoria was commissioned into service with Captain George Dye in command.
20 Jun 1944 USS Astoria departed Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for her shakedown cruise.
4 Jul 1944 USS Astoria remained at Port of Spain, Trinidad; her crew was allowed a short liberty in celebration of the Independence Day holiday of the United States.
16 Jul 1944 USS Astoria departed Trinidad for Puerto Rico.
20 Jul 1944 USS Astoria arrived at Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States.
21 Jul 1944 A military and damage control inspection party from USS Wyoming, headed by Rear Admiral D. B. Beary, boarded USS Astoria at Virginia, United States for an inspection.
22 Jul 1944 Rear Admiral D. B. Beary continued his inspection of USS Astoria at Virginia, United States. Later in the day, USS Astoria conducted a battle problem with USS Decatur and target ship Daniel A. Joy.
23 Jul 1944 USS Astoria arrived at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
25 Sep 1944 USS Astoria transited the Panama Canal and then made port call at Balboa, Panama.
3 Oct 1944 USS Astoria arrived at San Diego, California, United States.
7 Oct 1944 USS Astoria arrived at San Francisco, California, United States and entered the Mare Island Naval Shipyard to repair the damaged turbine.
21 Oct 1944 USS Astoria completed her repairs at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States.
25 Oct 1944 USS Astoria departed San Francisco, California, United States.
31 Oct 1944 USS Astoria arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii.
16 Nov 1944 USS Astoria departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for Eniwetok, Marshall Islands after conducting 16 days of gunnery exercises in Hawaiian waters.
18 Nov 1944 USS Astoria crossed the International Date Line.
23 Nov 1944 USS Astoria arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands and celebrated the American holiday of Thanksgiving. Later in the day she departed for Ulithi, Caroline Islands.
26 Nov 1944 USS Astoria arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands.
1 Dec 1944 USS Astoria conducted training operations off Ulithi, Caroline Islands.
8 Dec 1944 USS Astoria arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands.
11 Dec 1944 USS Astoria set sail for the Philippine Islands.
14 Dec 1944 USS Astoria escorted fleet carriers east of Luzon, Philippine Islands.
16 Dec 1944 USS Astoria set sail for Ulithi, Caroline Islands.
24 Dec 1944 USS Astoria arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands.
30 Dec 1944 USS Astoria departed Ulithi, Caroline Islands.
26 Jan 1945 USS Astoria arrived at Ulithi, Caroline Islands.
10 Feb 1945 USS Astoria departed Ulithi, Caroline Islands.
15 Feb 1945 USS Astoria's crew found out the task force was en route to attack Tokyo, Japan; the carrier fleet USS Astoria was escorting was to launch attack planes on the following day.
21 Feb 1945 USS Astoria provided naval gunfire support at Iwo Jima, Japan.
22 Feb 1945 USS Astoria provided naval gunfire support at Iwo Jima, Japan.
9 Jun 1945 Captain William Van Hamilton was named the commanding officer of USS Astoria.
19 Mar 1946 Captain Frank Robinson Walker was named the commanding officer of USS Astoria.

Photographs

USS Astoria underway en route to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, 22 Jul 1944; note camouflage Measure 33 Design 24dBow view of USS Astoria, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944Stern view of USS Astoria, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944; note OS2U Kingfisher aircraftUSS Astoria at Mare Island naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944; photo 1 of 4
See all 11 photographs of Light Cruiser USS Astoria (Cleveland-class) (CL-90)



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USS Astoria underway en route to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, 22 Jul 1944; note camouflage Measure 33 Design 24d
See all 11 photographs of Light Cruiser USS Astoria (Cleveland-class) (CL-90)




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