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U.S.S. CHESTER

(CA-27)

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CA-27 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1929 - Launch Date: 3 JUL 1929
JUN 1930 - Commissioned: 24 JUN 1930
DEC 1941 - JAN 1942 Middle Pacific
JAN 1942 - JAN 1945 Middle Pacific
SEP 1942 - OCT 1942 Chester was hit by a torpedo on the starboard side amidships o
JAN 1943 - JUL 1943 Gilbert Islands
MAY 1944 - MAY 1944 Adak Alaska
FEB 1945 - FEB 1945 Iwo Jima
JUN 1946 - Decommissioned: 10 JUN 1946

CA-27 General Specifications

Class: Northampton-class heavy cruiser

Named for: Chester

Complement: 872 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 9200 tons

Length: 570 feet

Beam: 66 feet 1 inches

Flank Speed: 32 kn

Range: 13 000 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition:Sold for scrap on 11 August 1959