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U.S.S. ST LOUIS

(CL-49)

LUCKY LOU

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CL-49 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC1936-Keel Date: 10 DEC 1936
at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Newport News VA
APR1938-Launch Date: 15 APR 1938
MAY1939-Commissioned: 19 MAY 1939
JAN1941-JAN1941Pearl Harbor
DEC1941-MAY1942West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1942-Shellback Initiation - 13 MAY 1942 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1945-JUN1945Battle of Okinawa
JUN1946-Decommissioned: 20 JUN 1946

CL-49 General Specifications

Class: St. Louis class light cruiser

Named for: St. Louis

Complement: 888 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 10000 tons

Length: 608.3 feet

Beam: 61.7 feet

Flank Speed: 33 kn

Final Disposition: Sold to Brazil in 1951