Denver file photo [1244]


CountryUnited States
Ship ClassCleveland-class Light Cruiser
BuilderNew York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ
Launched4 Apr 1942
Commissioned16 Oct 1942
Decommissioned7 Feb 1947
Displacement10,000 tons standard
Length610 feet
Beam67 feet
Draft20 feet
Speed33 knots


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16 Oct 1942 Denver was commissioned into service.
7 Feb 1947 Denver was decommissioned from service.


USS Denver SG radarscope image showing Battle of Kula Gulf situation at 0117 on 6 Jul 1943Unit Commendation letter for US Navy Cruiser Division 12 for performance in Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, 2 Nov 1943USS San Diego at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 9 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 2; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 24d; USS Cassin and USS Denver in backgroundColumn of American cruisers Phoenix (where the photo was taken), Boise, Denver, Cleveland, and Montpelier, off Corregidor, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 13 Feb 1945
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1. mauro says:
29 Jul 2008 09:39:19 AM

Do you know if the USS Denver ship toked part at the World War II in the Gela gulf in the 1943 while George Patton was in command?

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USS Denver SG radarscope image showing Battle of Kula Gulf situation at 0117 on 6 Jul 1943
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