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Chapter 04: USS Minneapolis

The USS Minneapolis was a heavy New Orleans class cruiser that was commissioned in 1931. She carried a complement of 708 officers and enlisted personnel.

After Dad arrived at Pearl Harbor on May 21, 1940 he was transferred to the USS Minneapolis which was providing naval security (HawDet ... Hawaiian Detachment) around the Hawaiian Islands.

United States Navy USS Minneapolis
Photo Courtesy US National Archives

Obligatory Hawaiian Pineapple Picture
Photo Courtesy Richard A. Beam Family

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