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Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37)

 
 
U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
1. U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37) Marker
Inscription. Built: New York Shipbuilding Co. - Camden, NJ
Commissioned August 17, 1934

Type: New Orleans Class Heavy Cruiser
Displacement: 9,975 ton
Propulsion: 107,000 HP Stream Turbines
Speed: 32.7 knots
Length: 588 feet
Crew size: 708
Armament: nine 8 inch / 55 caliber guns, eight 5 inch / 25 caliber “dual purpose” guns.

From the beginning of U.S. involvement in WW II through 1944 the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa operated in the European Theater participating in convoy protection, the invasion of North Africa, the first carrier strikes in Norway, and the invasion of Normandy and South France. In 1945 she operated in the Pacific Theater and participated in the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The U.S.S. Tuscaloosa fought in four of the most crucial battles of the war, for these and other battles she was awarded seven Battle Stars. The U.S.S. Tuscaloosa was decommissioned in 1946. The original mast from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa is on display in the center of the Veterans Memorial Park.
 
Location. 33° 11.591′ N, 87° 31.532′ W. Marker is in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker is on McFarland Boulevard East (U.S. 82), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in the
U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37) Marker & Mast image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
2. U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37) Marker & Mast
Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial park, located in front of University Mall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1701 McFarland Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa AL 35404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tuscaloosa County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); French 75 Millimeter Feldhase (a few steps from this marker); Replica Gates for Northington General Hospital (a few steps from this marker); M60A3 TTS Medium Tank (a few steps from this marker); Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (a few steps from this marker); Vought A-7E Corsair II (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) (within shouting distance of this marker); Willys Jeep (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Tuscaloosa.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37), 1934-1959. (Submitted on September 9, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Dedication Website to the USS Tuscaloosa. (Submitted on September 9, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
U.S.S. Tuscaloosa's Mast image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
3. U.S.S. Tuscaloosa's Mast
5 inch / 25 caliber Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, September 5, 2010
4. 5 inch / 25 caliber Gun from the U.S.S. Tuscaloosa
U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37) image. Click for full size.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Archives
5. U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37)
U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37) image. Click for full size.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Archives
6. U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (CA 37)
Off the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, 10 November 1944.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,325 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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