USS Macon : A History In Pictures

USS Macon : A History In Pictures

Military History
The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Renshaw (DD-499) turns past the heavy cruiser USS Macon (CA-132) during President Harry S. Truman’s review of the fleet in the Hudson River at New York City (USA), Navy Day, 27 October 1945. Note the mid-town skyline of New York City.
The U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Macon (CA-132) underway off the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania (USA), on 29 October 1946.
Aerial view of the U.S. Navy Baltimore-class heavy cruiser USS Macon (CA-132) on 25 July 1948. Note the raised helicopter platform aft and the Sikorsky HO3S helicopter.
The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Tarawa (CV-40) and the heavy cruiser USS Macon (CA-132) at anchor in a Mediterranean port. The Tarawa, with Carrier Air Group 8 (CVG-8) embarked, was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea from 28 November 1951 to 11 June 1952.
The U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Macon (CA-132) underway, circa 1960. The photo was taken after the retirement of the Regulus missile, as the SPQ-2 radar on the aft mast has been removed.
The U.S. Navy destroyers USS Willis A. Lee (DL-4), USS Warrington (DD-843), and the heavy cruiser USS Macon (CA-132) at St. Lambert Lock, Quebec (Canada), circa 1959. The St. Lambert Lock is the most easterly lock in the St. Lawrence Seaway. Macon was the flagship of Task Force 47, a fleet of 28 ships, including 1500 Marines of the Second Battalion, Sixth Marines, and over a thousand midshipmen from the Naval Academy and NROTC colleges. This was the first time an armed Fleet had entered the Great Lakes in 142 years.
The U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Macon (CA-132) at Boston, Massachusetts (USA), in 1959, with two SSM-N-8 Regulus I missiles on her fantail. Note that both the AN/SPS-6 air search radar and the AN/SPQ-2 Regulus missile guidance radar have been removed.
The U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Macon (CA-132), flagship of ComCruDiv 6, during a port visit at Cádiz, Spain, in 1954.
The U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Macon (CA-132) docked at San Juan, Puerto Rico (USA), in January 1960.
A SSM-N-8 Regulus cruise missile aboard the U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Macon (CA-132), in 1959.
35mm slide taken in summer of 1957 on board USS Macon of the Regulus Guided Missile being launched.
The U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Macon (CA-132) firing a SSM-N-8 Regulus cruise missile in 1957.
View of a Mark 56 gun director aboard the U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Macon (CA-132), in 1956.
The U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Macon (CA-132) on 26 October 1960.
Aerial view of the the U.S. Navy Boston Naval Shipyard, Massachusetts (USA), looking Southwest, on 1 April 1960. The following ships are present (front to back): Pier 11: aircraft carrier USS Wasp (CVS-18); Dry Dock 5: floating dry dock ARD-16; in ARD-16: dry dock companion craft YFND-23; Pier 10: empty; Pier 9E: heavy cruiser USS Macon (CA-132); floating crane YD-196 Pier 9W: destroyer USS Hugh Purvis (DD-709); Pier 8E: cable laying and repair ship USS Thor (ARC-4); floating pile driver YPD-24; Pier 7E: guided missile cruiser USS Springfield (CLG-7); Pier 7W: empty; Pier 6E: destroyer USS Perry (DD-844); Pier 6W: destroyer leader USS Mitscher (DL-2); Pier 5E: guided missile cruiser USS Albany (CG-10); Pier 5W: destroyer tender USS Yosemite (AD-19); Pier 4E: empty; Pier 4W: radar picket ship USS Skywatcher (AGR-3).
The U.S. Navy heavy cruiser USS Macon (CA-132) in the Mediterranean Sea in 1953.
USS Macon : A History In Pictures

Military History