USS San Francisco (CA-38) was a US Navy cruiser that was commissioned on 10 February 1934. The ship was not bombed or damaged during the Attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, and the ship took part in raids against Japanese installations in the South Pacific before fighting in the Battle of Guadalcanal, notably at the Battle of Cape Esperance and the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, where its captain and admiral Norman Scott was killed. The ship accidentally fired on USS Atlanta (CL-51) during the same battle, causing heavy casualties aboard the Atlanta. The ship was taken back to Hawaii for repairs before taking part in the capture of Makin, Majuro, Kwajalein, Saipan, and other islands during the island-hopping campaign. The ship also took part in the bombing of Okinawa at the end of the war, shelling the Naha airfield. The ship was sold for scrap in September 1959.