Tuscaloosa file photo [3880]


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
Displacement9,950 tons standard
Length588 feet
Beam62 feet
Draft19 feet
Speed32 knots
Armament9x8in, 8x5in, 8x12.7mm


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17 Aug 1934 Tuscaloosa was commissioned into service.
29 May 1941 Task Group 3, comprised of aircraft carrier USS Ranger, heavy cruiser USS Tuscaloosa, and destroyers USS McDougal and Eberle, sailed from Bermuda on a 4,355-mile Neutrality Patrol in the Atlantic.
8 Jun 1941 USS Ranger, USS Tuscaloosa, and their task group returned to Bermuda and conclude their ten-day Neutrality Patrol.
26 Mar 1942 US Navy warships Washington, Wasp, Wichita, Tuscaloosa, and eight destroyers sailed from Portland, Maine, United States for Britain to reinforce the Royal Navy Home Fleet.
13 Feb 1946 Tuscaloosa was decommissioned from service.


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.HMS Edinburgh and the cruiser USS Tuscaloosa underway in the Atlantic Ocean while escorting USS Wasp, 3 Apr 1942; side 1 of photo
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Tuscaloosa steaming at high speed, probably during trials in 1934
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