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USS PITTSBURGH

(CA-72)

Wild Bull of the Pacific

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CA-72 Deployments - Major Events

Add a CA-72 Shellback Initiation Add a CA-72 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1943 Keel Date: 3 FEB 1943
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Quincy MA
FEB 1944 Launch Date: 22 FEB 1944
OCT 1944 Commissioned: 10 OCT 1944
JAN 1951 - JAN 1952 Recommisoned - 25 SEP 1951
OCT 1951 - Shellback Initiation - 23 OCT 1951 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG 1952 - OCT 1952 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
FEB 1953 - APR 1953 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
AUG 1956 Decommissioned: 28 AUG 1956

CA-72 General Specifications

Class: Baltimore-class cruiser

Named for: Pittsburgh

Complement: 1142 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 13600 tons

Length: 673 feet 5 inches

Beam: 70 feet 10 inches

Flank Speed: 33 knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrap 1 August 1974