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U.S.S. HELENA

(CL-50)

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CL-50 Deployments - Major Events

Add a CL-50 Shellback Initiation Add a CL-50 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1936 - Keel Date: 9 DEC 1936
at New York Navy Yard
AUG 1939 - Launch Date: 27 AUG 1939
SEP 1939 - Commissioned: 18 SEP 1939

CL-50 General Specifications

Class: St. Louis-class light cruiser

Named for: Helena

Complement: 888 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 10000 tons

Length: 608.3 feet

Beam: 61.7 feet

Flank Speed: 33 kn

Final Disposition: Sunk Battle of Kula Gulf 6 July 1943