Posted 2 years ago
Giving tribute to all who have and are serving our country on this Memorial Day. A Big Thanks to all.
Launched Nov. 20-1919
Mare Island Calif.
Made by F.J. Buchart Die Sinking Dept. Mare. Is.Navy.Yd.
Photos of the U.S.S. California & her launching are from nav.source.org.
Operational & Building Data:
Laid down by Mare Island Ship Yard Oct. 25, 1916
Launched Nov. 20, 1919
Comissioned Aug. 10, 1921
Decommissioned Feb. 14, 1947
Stricken March 1, 1959
Fate: Sold July 1, 1959 & broken up for scrap
(Also taken from nav.source.org)
Thanks to all the men & women who have served us faithfully.
I salute you,