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USS Santa Fe (CL-60) Collection

Identifier: AC 542

Scope and Content

Assembled by August Francis Schilling, a crew member on the cruiser, the collection contains ephemeral material related to the USS Santa Fe. Collection also includes a miscellaneous folder of USS Santa Fe (SSN-763), a nuclear submarine.


  • 1943-1998

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Historical Information

USS Santa Fe (CL-60), a Cleveland-class light cruiser was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The USS Santa Fe was laid down on 7 June 1941 in Camden, New Jersey, launched on 10 June 1942, sponsored by Miss Caroline T. Chavez, and commissioned on 24 November 1942, Captain Russell S. Berkey in command. During World War II from 1943-1945, the USS Santa Fe sailed in the Pacific theater. The USS Santa Fe was decommissioned on 29 October 1946, was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 March 1959 and sold on 9 November for scrapping. The USS Santa Fe received 13 battle stars for her World War II service.


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Separated Material

Photographic material has been transferred to the Photo Archives (HP.2013.06)
Guide to the USS Santa Fe (CL-60) Collection, 1943-1998
Edited Full Draft
© 2013
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090