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CA-135 USS LOS ANGELES Heavy Cruiser Ship Military Patch MANNED AND READY

USS LOS ANGELES
CA-135
Baltimore-Class Heavy Cruiser
Military Patch
MANNED AND READY

SIZE:  5"  Round
 

TOP QUALITY EMBROIDERED PATCH

HEAT SEALED BACKING

 

The third USS Los Angeles (CA-135) was a Baltimore class heavy cruiser, laid down by the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, on 28 July 1943 and launched on 20 August 1944. She was sponsored by Mrs. Fletcher Bowron and commissioned on 22 July 1945, with Capt. John A. Snackenberg in command. While some consideration was made to convert Los Angeles into a single-end Talos missile cruiser, with flagship facilities (in essence a heavy cruiser version of the Oklahoma City) funds were not appropriated for this, (or for a general overhaul to enable her continued fleet service), so she was decommissioned at Long Beach on 15 November 1963 and entered the Pacific Reserve Fleet at San Diego. Stricken on 1 January 1974, and sold on 16 May 1975 (sale #16-5049) to the National Steel Corporation for $1,864,380.21, and scrapped in San Pedro, California. The flying bridge and a small portion of the bow section of the Los Angeles is on display at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro, CA. USS Los Angeles was featured in The Adventures of Tintin comic The Red Sea Sharks by Herge. She is shown patrolling the Red Sea and is involved in the rescue of Tintin and his friends from a post-war U-Boat operated by slave traders. Los Angeles received five battle stars for service during the Korean War.