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CL-97 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG1941-Keel Date: 1 AUG 1941
at Bethlehem Steel Company
JAN1942-JAN1943Middle Pacific
JAN1944-Launch Date: 25 JAN 1944
AUG1944-Commissioned: 31 AUG 1944
JAN1945-SEP1945Middle Pacific
JAN1946-SEP1947Middle Pacific
MAY1947-Decommissioned: 6 MAY 1947

CL-97 General Specifications

Class: Atlanta-class cruiser

Complement: 623 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 6000 tons

Length: 541 feet 6 inches

Beam: 53 feet 2 inches

Draft: 16 feet 4 in

Final Disposition: Scrapped in October 1966