USS Birmingham (CL-62), Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 January 1945
Here we see the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Birmingham (CL-62) at the Mare Island Navy Yard on 21 January 1945, after repairs caused by the explosion of the crippled carrier USS Princeton (CV-23) on 24 October 1944 during the battle of Leyte Gulf. The Birmingham had also needed repairs one year early, so spend the New Years of 1943-44 and 1944-45 at Mare Island.
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Rickard, J (20 August 2017), USS Birmingham (CL-62), Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 January 1945 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Birmingham_CL62_1945.html