The Videos

Helping to maintain the oral history of this great ship and its crew.
The 74th Anniversary of the Battle for Guadalcanal Commemoration Presentation, featuring Chief “Johnny” Jon Gordon, USN (Ret.), who shares first hand what it was like at war aboard the USS San Francisco during the attack on Pearl Harbor and the battle for Guadalcanal at the Marines’ Memorial Club on August 9, 2016.

USS San Francisco (CA-38) docks in United States and Admiral King decorates the Commander of the cruiser. United States cruiser USS San Francisco (CA-38) returns home, after heroic engagement against Japanese forces in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, during which Admiral Callaghan, its skipper, was killed.

Interview with George Kass, U.S. Navy, USS San Francisco from December 7th, 2013 by Matthew Wilcox.

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