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  USS Quincy (CA-39)
New Orleans Class
Heavy Cruiser

9,375 Tons
588' 2" x 61' 10" x 19' 5"
9 × 8"guns (3x3)
8 × 5" guns
8 × 50 cal machine guns

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USN July 20, 1942

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USN August 9, 1942
Ship History
Built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company in Quincy, Massachusetts. Laid down November 15, 1933 as a New Orleans Class Heavy Cruiser. Launched June 19, 1935. Commissioned June 9, 1936 in the U.S. Navy (USN) as USS Quincy (CA-39) with Captain William Faulkner Amsden in command.

Sinking History
On August 9, 1942 during the Battle of Savo Island sunk into Iron Bottom Sound.

NavSource - USS Quincy (CA-39)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Edmund Billings
FindAGrave - LCDR Edmund “Ned” Billings Jr. (photo, tablets of the missing photo)

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Last Updated
August 4, 2020


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