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USS Pensacola(CA-24) was a Pensacola Class Heavy Cruiser in the US Navy.


Defended Port Moresby from raiders (3/5/1942)

Assigned to cover Transports for Invasion of Rossel Island (3/17/1942)

Supported Invasion of Lunga (3/29/1942)

Defended Landing at Lunda from Japanese Task force including the IJN Aoba (4/2/1942)

Took 2 Shell Hits

Begins Refit at Sydney (5/10/1942)

Refit completed at Sydney (5/31/1942)

Bombarded Vaitupu with HMS Revenge, HMS Ramillies, HMS Devonshire, and HMS Danae (6/14/1942)

Tasked to support invasion of Buna with HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Ramillies, HMS Resolution, HMS Danae, USS Marblehead, and HNLMS Van Heemskerk. (8/10/1942)

Attacked Japanese Submarine enroute to Buma (8/13/1942)

Supported invasion of Buna (8/19/1942-8/27/1942)

Ordered to attack Japanese carriers raiding Lunga (8/28/1942)

Evaded IJN Zuikaku, IJN Zuiho, IJN Takao, and IJN Haguro near Russel Island (8/30/1942)

Tasked at Suva to Support Invasion of Luganville with USS South Dakota, HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Ramillies, HMS Resolution, USS Northampton, 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

Spotted by Submarine near Brisbane (12/3/1942)

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

Attacked by Japanese Land based aircraft near Nauru Island (1/6/1943)

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

Took 8 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 Northampton, 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 Northampton, and USS San Juan (4/10/1943)

Took 35 Shell hits causing fires

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