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USS Northampton(CA-26) was a Northampton Class Heavy Cruiser in the US Navy.



Under Refit at Pearl Harbor (3/17/1942)

18 Days of repairs at Pearl Harbor (3/19/1942)

7 Days of repairs at Pearl Harbor (3/30/1942)

Assigned Escort USS Lexington to Wake (4/23/1942)

Attacked by Carrier aircraft from IJN Soryu at Wake Island (5/1/1942)

Attacked remnants of Soryu Task force, including IJN Jintsu and IJN Yura (5/2/1942)

2 Ships sunk including Yura

Ordered to return to Pearl Harbor (5/4/1942)

Assigned to Baker Island invasion from Pearl Harbor (5/11/1942)

Supported aborted invasion of Baker Island (5/19/1942)

Tasked at Suva to Support Invasion of Luganville with USS South Dakota, HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Ramillies, HMS Resolution, USS Pensacola, HMS Danae, USS Marblehead, USS Juneau, and HNLMS Van Heemskerk

Supported invasion of Luganville (9/21/1942-9/24/1942)

Task Force Attacked Japanese Invasion fleet at Lunga (10/31/1942)

15 Japanese Ships Sunk

Supported invasion of Nauru Island with HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Resolution, HMS Ramillies, USS Pensacola, USS Portland, HMS Capetown, USS Marblehead, HMS Birmingham, HMS Dauntless, HMS Danae, and HNLMS Van Heemskerk (1/2/1943)

Supported invasion of Mili Island with USS Pensacola, USS Portland, HMS Capetown, HMS Birmingham, HMS Dauntless, HMS Danae, and HNLMS Van Heemskerk (1/11/1943)

Took 30 Shell hits causing fires

Begins refit at Pearl Harbor (2/7/1943)

Repairs Completed at Pearl Harbor (2/28/1943)

Supported Invasion of Ailinglaplap with USS Massachusetts, USS Washington, USS Arizona, USS Colorado, USS Astoria, USS New Orleans, USS Pensacola, and USS San Juan (3/23/1943)

Supported Invasion of Maloelap with USS Massachusetts, USS Washington, USS Arizona, USS Colorado, USS Astoria, USS New Orleans, USS Pensacola, and USS San Juan (4/10/1943)

Took 20 Shell hits causing fires

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