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U.S.S. PENSACOLA

(CA-24)

SWAYBACK MARU

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CA-24 Deployments - Major Events

Add a CA-24 Shellback Initiation Add a CA-24 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1926 - Keel Date: 27 OCT 1926
at New York Navy Yard
APR 1929 - Launch Date: 25 APR 1929
FEB 1930 - Commissioned: 6 FEB 1930
DEC 1941 - JAN 1945 Middle Pacific
JAN 1942 - JAN 1945 Middle Pacific
AUG 1946 - Decommissioned: 26 AUG 1946
NOV 1948 - NOV 1948 Sunk as a target ship off Washington State.
MAR 1953 - Shellback Initiation - 19 MAR 1953 - Atlantic Ocean

CA-24 General Specifications

Class: Pensacola-class heavy cruiser

Named for: Pensacola

Complement: 653 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 9100 tons

Length: 585 feet 8 inches

Beam: 65 feet 3 inches

Flank Speed: 32 knots

Range: 10 000 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sunk as a target in 1948