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USS Bremerton (CA-130)

Please see below for item level images and donated collections containing photographs of USS Bremerton (CA-130)

USS Bremerton (CA-130) was launched 2 July 1944 by New York Shipbuilding Corps., Camden, N.J.; sponsored by Miss Elizabeth K. McGowan; and commissioned 29 April 1945, Captain J. B. Mallard in command.

USS Bremerton (CA-130) left Norfolk for her shakedown cruise in the waters off Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 29 May 1945. She returned to the United States and engaged in experimental work at Casco Bay, Maine, from 22 July to 2 October 1945. USS Bremerton (CA-130) arrived at Pearl harbor 15 December 1945 and Inchon, Korea, 4 January 1946. She operated in the Far East until 20 November 1946 when she arrived at San Pedro, Calif. She participated in type training and made one reserve training cruise off the west coast before placed out of commission in reserve at San Francisco 9 April 1948.

USS Bremerton (CA-130) was recommissioned 23 November 1951. After refresher training she joined the 7th Fleet for her first cruise of the Korean war zone. Completing this tour in November, USS Bremerton (CA-130) returned to Long Beach and commenced a shipyard overhaul. With overhaul completed, she conducted extensive training and then departed for another tour of the Western Pacific 14 May 1954. On 17 October 1954 USS Bremerton (CA-130) returned to Long Beach. On 12 July 1955 after a rigid training period, USS Bremerton (CA-130) again sailed for duties in the Far East. Since the completion of this cruise 12 February 1956, she has continued operations along the west coast and has made another tour of the Western Pacific.

USS Bremerton (CA-130) was struck from the Navy list on 1 October 1973 and sold for scrap on 1 August 1974.

For a complete history of USS Bremerton (CA-130) please see its DANFS page.