USS Atlanta (CL-51) on trials, November 1941
This picture shows the USS Atlanta (CL-51), name ship of the Atlanta class of light cruisers, during her trials in November 1941. The Atlanta class ships were armed with sixteen dual purpose 5in guns in eight twin gun houses, six on the centre line and one on each flank. This view shows the three rear gun houses and the starboard flank gun house. Note that the inner two rear turrets are superfiring types, so all three could fire straight back.
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Rickard, J (22 April 2017), USS Atlanta (CL-51) on trials, November 1941 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Atlanta_CL51_trials_1941.html