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USS Chicago CA-136/CG-11

USS Chicago (CA-136) was a Baltimore class heavy cruiser laid down on 28 July 1943 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, by the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Launched on 20 August 1944 she was sponsored by Mrs. Edward J. Kelly, wife of the Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, and commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 10 January 1945, Captain Richard R. Hartung, USN, in command. On 1 November 1958, Chicago was reclassified CG-11 and towed to San Francisco Naval Shipyard to begin a five-year conversion to a guided missile cruiser.

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Latest Activity: Dec 23, 2015

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Comment by Thomas Edward Kline on December 23, 2015 at 10:01am

I served on board with the signal gang from 1977-78.  Thank you Olongapo

Comment by William E Vollmar on October 15, 2014 at 11:45am

Part of pre-commissioning crew. Assigned to T5 division was the aft TALOS system chief. Reported aboard as FTM1 promoted to FTC and appointed to W1 during my time onboard.

Comment by Thomas McFadzean Jr. on September 30, 2014 at 5:02am

Welcome Fred

Comment by Fred Rebhun on September 29, 2014 at 3:43pm

Served Apr 71 to Dec 73 in the Captains Office.

Comment by Thomas McFadzean Jr. on January 28, 2014 at 10:08am

Welcome Richard

Comment by Richard Dunn on December 29, 2013 at 8:08pm
I was an ET in OE Division and served on board from 1977 to decommission in 1980. Loved WestPac.
Comment by John Van Warrebey on August 8, 2013 at 7:55am



there is a chicago group on face book.

Comment by Thomas McFadzean Jr. on March 10, 2013 at 9:01am

For a minute there I was starting to think all Chi-town sailors forgot about her. Welcome John

Comment by John Van Warrebey on February 21, 2013 at 12:05am

Served on board from 1975 - 1977, Print Shop.


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