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U.S.S. PITTSBURGH

(CA-72)

WILD BULL OF THE PACIFIC

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CA-72 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB1943-Keel Date: 3 FEB 1943
at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation Quincy MA
FEB1944-Launch Date: 22 FEB 1944
OCT1944-Commissioned: 10 OCT 1944
JAN1951-JAN1952Recommisoned - 25 SEP 1951
OCT1951-Shellback Initiation - 23 OCT 1951 - Atlantic Ocean
AUG1952-OCT1952North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
FEB1953-APR1953Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
AUG1956-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