USS Birmingham (CL-62) heading for wrecking yard, 1959

USS Birmingham (CL-62) heading for wrecking yard, 1959
Here we see the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Birmingham (CL-62) leaving San Diego on 9 December 1959 to head for the wreckers yard.
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 (20 August 2017), USS Birmingham (CL-62) heading for wrecking yard, 1959 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Birmingham_CL62_1959.html

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