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USS Saint Louis

CountryUnited States
Ship ClassSaint Louis-class Light Cruiser
Laid Down10 Dec 1936
Launched15 Apr 1938
Commissioned19 May 1939
Decommissioned20 Jun 1946
Displacement10000 tons standard
Length608 feet
Beam62 feet
Draft20 feet
Speed33 knots
Crew888
Armament15x6in, 8x5in, 16x1.1in, 12x20mm, 1 depth charge rack
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USS Saint Louis Operational Timeline

19 May 1939 St. Louis was commissioned into service.
3 Sep 1940 Light cruiser USS St. Louis departed Norfolk, Virginia with Rear Admiral John F. Greenslade on board, who was placed in charge to survey land recently gained from the United Kingdom for building military bases.
25 May 1942 Companies C and D of the 2nd Raider Battalion and the 37mm battery of the 3rd Defense Battalion of the United States Marine Corps arrived at Midway via USS St. Louis.
20 Jun 1946 St. Louis was decommissioned from service.

Photographs

View of Pearl Harbor Navy Yard from the submarine base, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 2; USS Narwhal at left and various ships in backgroundView of Pearl Harbor Navy Yard from the submarine base, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 2; USS Narwhal at left and various ships in backgroundSaint Louis off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 6 Mar 1942USS Saint Louis, USS Helena, and USS Honolulu off Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 20 Jun 1943
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. william Sarratt says:
12 Apr 2010 05:27:49 AM

Can anyone shed some light as to what may have happened or did they know seamen Algie Reed.He is my wife's uncle and she is trying to find out and pay honor to him and the crew of the Saint Louis.We have very little info if any.I also think she is trying to help her dad find out whom himself is getting later in life.Please help if you can.

God Bless America
2. Ken Storm says:
25 Apr 2010 10:39:55 AM

Hi
I do not know of your Algie Reed but I am researching the Reed line and have been working on Levi Algie Reed. Since it it not a common name I was wondering if there may be a connection. These Reeds were from Kentucky and then Missouri. Any thoughts?
Ken
3. Anonymous says:
14 Jul 2011 11:18:22 AM

My uncle was killed aboard the USS ST. LOUIS...Nov., 27th 1944. I would like to find pictures of him and his crew. How do I go about doing that? Thanks
4. Anonymous says:
3 Sep 2012 08:46:58 PM

Any information on John A. Macaulay. He was assigned to the St. Louis throughout the war. He is from New Jersey and settled in San Francisco.

Thanks
5. Anonymous says:
26 Jul 2017 05:51:15 PM

Does anyone have info on Anthony Perille. He was on the St. Louis during the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
6. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
26 Jul 2017 07:09:30 PM

Anonymous (above):
The St Louis Muster Rolls list Anthony Perille, service number 300 34 07, who enlisted 24 Jan 1941 at Chicago IL, being received aboard as an Apprentice Seaman on 13 Apr 1941 from the Great Lakes Training Center. He was advanced to Seaman 2nd-class on 24 May 1941 and again to Seaman 1st-class on 1 Jan 1942. He was reduced back to Seaman 2nd-class on 17 Mar 1942 following a summary court martial for insolence to a petty officer. He is last mentioned in the St Louis Muster Rolls on 30 Sep 1942 with no indication of when or where he was transferred off the ship. For more about his Navy days, request a copy of his service record. See http://ww2db.com/faq/#3.

For more about the St Louis during the Pearl Harbor Attack, see the two links under “Document(s)” above right. Seaman Perille is not mentioned in these reports but the ship was pretty active during and following the attack (don’t believe the parts about the midget submarine sighting, however; history has shown these observations were almost certainly incorrect).
7. Anonymous says:
30 Jul 2017 05:54:39 PM

Thank so much for the info. He was my Father and passed in 2008.

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Event(s) Participated:
» Attack on Pearl Harbor
» Solomon Islands Campaign
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Document(s):
» US Navy Report of Japanese Raid on Pearl Harbor, Enclosure E, USS St. Louis (1)
» US Navy Report of Japanese Raid on Pearl Harbor, Enclosure E, USS St. Louis (2)

Light Cruiser USS Saint Louis Photo Gallery
View of Pearl Harbor Navy Yard from the submarine base, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 2; USS Narwhal at left and various ships in background
See all 10 photographs of Light Cruiser USS Saint Louis




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