USS Columbia (CL-56), heading to Lingayen Gulf
Here we see the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Columbia (CL-56) passing through the Surigao Strait with Task Force 77.4 on 3 January 1945, on the way to support the Lingayen Gulf landings.
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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