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  USS Minneapolis (CA-36)
New Orleans Class
Heavy Cruiser

9,950 Tons
574' x 61' 9" x 19' 5"
8 x 8"/55 cal guns
8 x 5" guns
8 x 50 cal MG
4 floatplanes
2 catapults

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USN c1942

Ship History
Built by the Philadelphia Navy Yard in Philadelphia, PA. Laid down June 27 , 1931. Launched September 6, 1933 sponsored by Miss Grace L. Newton. Commissioned May 19, 1934 with Captain Gordon W. Haines in command.

Wartime History
On November 30, 1942 at 11:22pm during the Battle of Tassafaronga hit by two torpedoes at 11:22pm and damaged. Afterwards, Minneapolis underwent temporary repairs at Tulagi. Her damaged bow was removed and sunk off the repair area.


On September 9, 1945 Minneapolis accepted the surrender of Korea then patrolled the Yellow Sea and covered the landing of U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) at Taku and Chinwangtao in China.

In late 1945, Minneapolis transported veterans back to the United States then on January 14, 1946 via Panama Canal to Philadelphia. On May 21, 1946 placed in reserve. On February 10, 1947 placed out of commission.

On August 14, 1959 sold for scrap to Union Metals and Alloys Corporation. During July 1960 scrapped in Chester, PA.

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Last Updated
September 9, 2020


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