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USS Fargo CL-106 - History

USS Fargo CL-106 - History

USS Fargo CL-106

Fargo I

Fargo (CL-85) was completed as Langley (CVL-27 (q.V.)

(CL-106: dp. 10,000; 1. 611'2"; b. 66'6"; dr. 20'
s. 33 k; cpl. 992; a. 12 6", 12 5"; cl. Fargo)

Fargo (CL-106) was launched 25 February 1945 by New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.: sponsored by Mrs. F. O. Olsen, and commissioned 9 December 1946, Captain W. Craig in command.

Fargo sailed from Philadelphia 15 April 1946, with Vice Admiral B. H. Bieri embarked for a good will cruise to Bermuda, Trinidad, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo, from which she took departure on 31 May for the Mediterranean. During this tour of duty, she visited a variety of ports in Turkey, Lebanon, Greece, Italy, and France, as well as North Africa and served as American representative at Trieste, then troubled by dissension between Italy and Yugoslavia over the city's status.

Returning to New York 2 March 1947, Fargo sailed once more for the Mediterranean 20 May, and during this tour of duty served for one month as flagship for Commander, Naval Forces Mediterranean. Returning to Newport 13 September, she prepared for extensive Atlantic Fleet exercises in October and November in the waters from Bermuda to Newfoundland, during which she carried Vice Admiral A. W. Radford, Commander 2d Task Fleet. Through her remaining 2 years of service, Fargo completed two more tours of duty in the Mediterranean, and twice joined in large scale exercises in the Caribbean. She was decommisioned and placed in reserve, berthed at Bayonne, N.J., 14 February 1950.


USS Fargo CL-106 - History

USS Fargo , first of a class of 10,000-ton light cruisers, was built at Camden, New Jersey. She was commissioned in December 1945, some three months after the end of the war with Japan that had brought about her construction. Her first active service was a cruise to South America in April and May 1946, after which she steamed to the Mediterranean Sea. During that deployment, which lasted until March 1947, Fargo visited many ports, included the disputed city of Trieste. A second Mediterranean cruise took place in May-September 1947 and was followed by two more in 1948 and 1949. The Truman Administration's late 1940s defense cutbacks resulted in a considerable reduction in the active U.S. Navy cruiser force, and Fargo was among the ships affected. She was decommissioned in mid-February 1950 and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. Initially berthed at Bayonne, New Jersey, she was later moved to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania, where she remained until sold for scrapping in August 1971.

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Underway at sea, 8 May 1946.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

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Firing salutes on 15 June 1946, upon her arrival at Gibraltar for a tour of duty in the Mediterranean Sea. Photographed from USS Providence (CL-82).
Note floater nets stowed on top of Providence 's Number Two 6"/47 gun turret.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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At Trieste, 29 June 1946, during the crisis between Italy and Yugoslavia over the ownership of the port.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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At Trieste, 29 June 1946, during the crisis between Italy and Yugoslavia over the ownership of the port.
A British cruiser is in the center distance.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

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Laid up in the Reserve Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania, in about 1965.
USS Portsmouth (CL-102) is at right.

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Laid up in the Reserve Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania, in about 1965.

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View looking forward on the ship's foredeck, taken in about 1965 while she was laid up in the Reserve Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania.
Note trees and houses ashore, just ahead of the ship.

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Ship's forward six-inch gun turrets and superstructure, looking aft from her foredeck in about 1965, while she was laid up in the Reserve Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania.

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Closeup view of the ship's smokestack, taken in about 1965, while she was laid up in the Reserve Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania.
Note peeling paint on the stack and pipes.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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Laid up in the Reserve Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania, in about 1965. Photographed from on board the ship, looking forward from the stern, with her after 6"/47 gun turrets in the foreground.
USS Portsmouth (CL-102) is at left.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

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View the ship's data plaque, taken in about 1965 while she was laid up in the Reserve Basin at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania.

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In addition to the images presented above, the National Archives appears to hold other views of USS Fargo (CL-106). The following list features some of these images:

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Contents

Ship Name Hull No. Builder Laid down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned Fate
Fargo CL-106 New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey 23 August 1943 25 February 1945 9 December 1945 14 February 1950 Struck 1 March 1970 Sold for scrap, 18 August 1971
Huntington CL-107 4 October 1943 8 April 1945 23 February 1946 15 June 1949 Struck 1 September 1961 Sold for scrap, on 16 May 1962
Newark CL-108 17 January 1944 14 December 1945 N/A Construction canceled 12 August 1945 when 67.8% completed, launched on December 14, 1945 for use in underwater explosion tests, sold on 2 April 1949 for scrapping
New Haven CL-109 28 February 1944 N/A Construction cancelled 12 August 1945 and scrapped on slip
Buffalo CL-110 2 April 1944
Wilmington CL-111 William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 5 March 1945
Vallejo CL-112 New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey N/A Construction cancelled 5 October 1944
Helena CL-113
Roanoke CL-114
N/A CL-115
Tallahassee CL-116 Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia 31 January 1944 Construction cancelled 12 August 1945 and scrapped on slip
Cheyenne CL-117 29 May 1944
Chattanooga
  1. ^Terzibashitsch 1988, p. 311.
  2. ^ Norman Friedman, U.S. Cruisers, An Illustrated Design History 1984 ISBN978-0-87021-718-0
  3. ^ James J. Fahey, "Pacific War Diary, 1942-1945: The Secret Diary of an American Sailor" 1972 978-0395640227
  4. ^http://www.world-war.co.uk/US/fargo_class.php3
  5. ^M. J. Whitley, Cruisers Of World War Two, An International Encyclopedia 1995 978-1-86019-874-8

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USS Fargo CL-106 (1945-1950)

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Contents

Fargo sailed from Philadelphia on 15 April 1946, with Vice Admiral Bernard H. Bieri embarked for a goodwill cruise to Bermuda, Trinidad, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo, from which she took departure on 31 May for the Mediterranean. During this tour of duty, she visited a variety of ports in Turkey, Lebanon, Greece, Italy, and France, as well as North Africa and served as American representative at Trieste, then troubled by dissension between Italy and Yugoslavia over the city's status. [1]

Returning to New York City on 2 March 1947, Fargo sailed once more for the Mediterranean on 20 May, and during this tour of duty, served for one month as flagship for Commander, Naval Forces Mediterranean. Returning to Newport on 13 September, she prepared for extensive Atlantic Fleet exercises in October and November in the waters from Bermuda to Newfoundland, during which she carried Vice Admiral Arthur W. Radford, Commander 2nd Task Fleet. [1]

Through her remaining two years of service, Fargo completed two more tours of duty in the Mediterranean, and twice joined in large scale exercises in the Caribbean. She was decommissioned and placed in reserve, berthed at Bayonne, New Jersey, 14 February 1950, [1] stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 March 1970, and sold on 18 August 1971 to Union Minerals and Alloys Corporation, Kearney, New Jersey.

A large model of the USS Fargo was on display at the main branch of the Fargo Public Library for many years. The model was moved to the Cass County Historical Society at Bonanzaville before being moved to the Fargo air and space museum. [ citation needed ]

Hull CL-85 was to be named Fargo, but was converted to Langley (CVL-27), an Independence-class light aircraft carrier, during construction.


Mục lục

Fargo khởi hành từ Philadelphia vào ngày 15 tháng 4 năm 1946 có sự hiện diện của Phó đô đốc Bernard H. Bieri trên tàu cho một chuyến viếng thăm hữu nghị đến Bermuda, Trinidad, Recife, Rio de Janeiro và Montevideo rồi lên đường vào ngày 31 tháng 5 đi sang Địa Trung Hải. Trong lượt hoạt động này, chiếc tàu tuần dương đã viếng thăm một loạt các cảng tại Thổ Nhĩ Kỳ, Liban, Hy Lạp, Ý và Pháp cũng như tại Bắc Phi, và đã đại diện cho quyền lợi của Hoa Kỳ tại Trieste, khi thành phố này đang chịu một tình trạng căng thẳng do mâu thuẫn giữa Ý và Nam Tư.

Quay trở lại thành phố New York vào ngày 2 tháng 3 năm 1947, Fargo một lần nữa khởi hành đi Địa Trung Hải vào ngày 20 tháng 5, và trong lượt bố trí này đã phục vụ một tháng như là soái hạm của Tư lệnh Lực lượng Hải quân Địa Trung Hải. Quay trở về Newport vào ngày 13 tháng 9, nó chuẩn bị cho những đợt tập trận kéo dài của Hạm đội Đại Tây Dương trong tháng 9 và tháng 10 tại khu vực giữa Bermuda và Newfoundland, có sự hiện diện của Phó đô đốc Arthur W. Radford, Tư lệnh Đệ Nhị hạm đội trên tàu.

Trong hai năm phục vụ còn lại, Fargo hoàn tất thêm hai lượt hoạt động khác tại Địa Trung Hải và đã hai lần tham gia các cuộc tập trận quy mô lớn tại vùng biển Carribe. Nó được cho ngừng hoạt động và đưa về lực lượng dự bị vào ngày 14 tháng 2 năm 1950, được cho neo đậu cùng Hạm đội Dự bị tại Bayonne, New Jersey. Fargo được cho rút khỏi danh sách Đăng bạ Hải quân vào ngày 1 tháng 3 năm 1970, rồi được bán cho hãng Union Minerals and Alloys Corporation tại Kearney, New Jersey vào ngày 18 tháng 8 năm 1971 để tháo dỡ.

Một mô hình lớn của Fargo được trưng bày tại chi nhánh chính của Thư viện Công cộng Fargo trong nhiều năm mô hình này hiện đang đặt tại Bảo tàng Hàng không Fargo.


Range

Range of 130 lbs. (59 kg) AP Shell
Elevation Distance Striking Velocity Angle of Fall Time of Flight
3.3 degrees 6,000 yards (5,490 m) 1,799 fps (548 mps) 4.15 N/A
6.5 degrees 10,000 yards (9,140 m) 1,428 fps (435 mps) 9.7 16.2 seconds
14.5 degrees 16,000 yards (14,630 m) 1,129 fps (344 mps) 24.3 N/A
22.3 degrees 20,000 yards (18,290 m) 1,102 fps (336 mps) 36.6 44.7 seconds
44.5 degrees 26,000 yards (23,770 m) 1,209 fps (369 mps) 58.1 77.3 seconds
47.5 degrees 26,118 yards (23,881 m) N/A N/A N/A

USS Fargo CL-106 - History

A great part of naval history.

You would be purchasing an exact copy of the USS Fargo CL 106cruise book during this time period. Each page has been placed on a CD for years of enjoyable computer viewing. The CD comes in a plastic sleeve with a custom label. Every page has been enhanced and is readable. Rare cruise books like this sell for a hundred dollars or more when buying the actual hard copy if you can find one for sale.

This would make a great gift for yourself or someone you know who may have served aboard her. Usually only ONE person in the family has the original book. The CD makes it possible for other family members to have a copy also. You will not be disappointed we guarantee it.

Some of the items in this book are as follows:

  • Divisional Group Photos
  • Some Ports of Call: Porto di Trieste, Venezia, Oran , Sicily , Napoli, Istanbul , Suda Bay , Riviera Villeftanche, Monte Carlo , Gibraltar .
  • Many Crew Activity Photos
  • Change of Command Ceremony
  • Decommissioning the Ship
  • Cruise Itinery showing Port, Arrival and Departure Dates.
  • Plus Much More

Over 222 Photos on Approximately 118 Pages.

Once you view this book you will know what life was like on this Cruiser during this time period.


Contents

Ship Name Hull No. Builder Laid down Launched Commissioned Decommissioned Fate
Fargo CL-106 New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey 23 August 1943 25 February 1945 9 December 1945 14 February 1950 Struck 1 March 1970 Sold for scrap, 18 August 1971
Huntington CL-107 4 October 1943 8 April 1945 23 February 1946 15 June 1949 Struck 1 September 1961 Sold for scrap, on 16 May 1962
Newark CL-108 17 January 1944 14 December 1945 N/A Construction canceled 12 August 1945 when 67.8% completed, launched on December 14, 1945 for use in underwater explosion tests, sold on 2 April 1949 for scrapping
New Haven CL-109 28 February 1944 N/A Construction cancelled 12 August 1945 and scrapped on slip
Buffalo CL-110 2 April 1944
Wilmington CL-111 William Cramp & Sons Shipbuilding Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 5 March 1945
Vallejo CL-112 New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey N/A Construction cancelled 5 October 1944
Helena CL-113
Roanoke CL-114
N/A CL-115
Tallahassee CL-116 Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia 31 January 1944 Construction cancelled 12 August 1945 and scrapped on slip
Cheyenne CL-117 29 May 1944
Chattanooga
  1. ^Terzibashitsch 1988, p. 311.
  2. ^ Norman Friedman, U.S. Cruisers, An Illustrated Design History 1984 ISBN978-0-87021-718-0
  3. ^ James J. Fahey, "Pacific War Diary, 1942-1945: The Secret Diary of an American Sailor" 1972 978-0395640227
  4. ^http://www.world-war.co.uk/US/fargo_class.php3
  5. ^M. J. Whitley, Cruisers Of World War Two, An International Encyclopedia 1995 978-1-86019-874-8

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