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.
Language of Materials
The collection is open for research.
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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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Photographic material has been transferred to the Photo Archives (HP.2013.06)
- Guide to the USS Santa Fe (CL-60) Collection, 1943-1998
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- © 2013
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