Tuesday, May 22, 2018
USS Detroit-- Part 2: Able to Get Underway at Pearl Harbor
It spent its first eight years as part of the U.S. Scouting Fleet in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. It assisted the USAAS's first aerial circumnavigation of the world in 1924 and transported Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg in 1927 from Ireland to France for negotiations which eventually led to the Kellogg-Briand Pact.
It was homeported in San Diego from 1931 to 1941 when it was moved to Pearl Harbor for home base.
It was moored next to her sister ship, the USS Raleigh and the ex-battleship USS Utah when the Japanese attacked. The other two ships were hit the hardest and the Detroit was able to get underway.and downed several Japanese planes.