USS Macon CA-132

USS Macon (CA-132)

USS Macon (CA-132) was a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser of the United states Navy. Commissioned only days before the official end of the second World War, she served the better part of the next four years as a test ship for the operational development force, receiving experimental equipment in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, a duty she was to continue intermittently throughout her career. Notable service included flagship of Cruiser Division 6 (1950) and the Suez Crisis (1956). Sold as scrap in 1973. Click into these links for more information about this heavy cruiser:

USS Macon Navy Link: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin pdf

USS Macon Veteran’s Link: USS Macon Veteran’s Association