Oakland in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
USS Oakland Mast
Life of a ship:
Construction began at Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, July 1941
Launched, October 1942
Commissioned – official acceptance into the Navy, July 1943
Sailed for Pearl Harbor, November 1943
Decommissioned – retired from active duty, 1949
Struck from active list, March 1959
Sold for scrap, December 1959
Mainmast & nameplate salvaged by the Navy and presented to Oakland: November 1965
Location. 37° 48.392′ N, 122° 19.338′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Middle Harbor Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3660 Middle Harbor Road, Oakland CA 94607, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. USS Oakland CL-AA 95 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John "Alex" Alexander (approx. ¼ mile away); Rear Admiral R.J. "Bear" Arnold, U.S.N. (approx. ¼ mile away); Training Wall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chappell Roland Hayes (approx. half a mile away); Western Pacific Mole (approx. 0.6 miles away); Liberty Hall (approx. 1½ miles away); The Music They Played on 7th Street (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
More about this marker. This marker is located in Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.
Also see . . . USS Oakland (CL-95, later CLAA-95), 1943-1959 - Dept. of the Navy, Naval Historical Center. USS Oakland, first of a class of four 6,000-ton light cruisers built at San Francisco, California, was commissioned in mid-July 1943. After shakedown and training off the West Coast, she arrived in the Pacific war zone in time to escort the fast carriers during the November 1943 invasion of the Gilbert Islands and subsequent raids into the Marshalls. (Submitted on March 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 4, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.