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USS San Francisco CA-38 was a New Orleans-class heavy cruiser, and earned 17 battle stars in World War Two, making her the third-highest earning ship, behind only USS Enterprise CV-6 (20) and USS San Diego CL-53 (18).


  • USS San Francisco Gunfire Damage, Battle of Guadalcanal, November 13, 1942.
  • Battle of Guadalcanal hull damage repairs, May 1943
  • Links:

  • USS San Francisco CA-38 -Navy Historical Center
  • USS San Francisco CA-38 -Navsource
  • USS San Francisco DANFS
  • USSSanFrancisco.org

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