USS Cleveland (CL-55) under construction, 1 October 1941

USS Cleveland (CL-55) under construction, 1 October 1941
This picture shows the USS Cleveland (CL-55), name ship of the Cleveland class of light cruisers under construction at the New York Shipbuilding Corp on 1 October 1941, one month before she was launched. At this stage the gun houses have yet to be installed, and the different size of the fittings required for the two main 6in triple turrets and one 5in twin turret can clearly be seen.
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 May 2017), USS Cleveland (CL-55) under construction, 1 October 1941 ,

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