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U.S.S. COLUMBIA

(CL-56)

THE GEM OF THE OCEAN

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CL-56 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG1940-Keel Date: 18 AUG 1940
at New York Shipbuilding
DEC1941-Launch Date: 17 DEC 1941
JUL1942-Commissioned: 29 JUL 1942
NOV1946-Decommissioned: 30 NOV 1946

CL-56 General Specifications

Class: Cleveland-class cruiser

Complement: 992 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 10000 tons

Length: 610 feet 1 inches

Beam: 66 feet 6 inches

Draft: 20 feet

Final Disposition: Sold for scrap 18 February 1959