USS Biloxi (CL-80) on shakedown cruise, October 1943

USS Biloxi (CL-80) on shakedown cruise, October 1943
This colour aerial picture shows the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Biloxi (CL-80) moving through calm seas during her shakedown cruise in October 1943. She was commissioned on 31 August 1943 and made her combat debut in the Pacific in January 1944.
US Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45, Mark Stille. Covers the five classes of US Navy light cruisers that saw service during the Second World War, with sections on their design, weaponry, radar, combat experience. Nicely organised, with the wartime service records separated out from the main text, so that the design history of the light cruisers flows nicely. Interesting to see how new roles had to be found for them, after other technology replaced them as reconnaissance aircraft [read full review]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (16 September 2017), USS Biloxi (CL-80) on shakedown cruise, October 1943 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Biloxi_CL80_shakedown_cruise.html

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