Last modified on January 26, 2002
The USS Augusta was a heavy cruiser mounting nine eight-inch guns. She was commissioned on January 30, 1931 and served as the flagship of the Asiatic-Pacific Fleet for many years. Before departing for Shanghai, the Augusta visited several ports along the west coast. This is the Augusta under the St. Johns bridge in Portland, Oregon, which had been completed in 1931.
The USS Augusta and the St. Johns Bridge
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The Augusta sailed for Shanghai in 1933, passing the as yet incomplete Golden Gate Bridge.
An Incomplete Golden Gate Bridge
The commander of the Augusta from October 1933 to April 1935 was Captain Chester Nimitz, shown here on the deck of the ship, and in his cabin.
Captain Nimitz on Deck
Nimitz in his Cabin