USS Concord (CL-10) in Gulf of Panama, 1944

USS Concord (CL-10) in Gulf of Panama, 1944
Here we see the Omaha class light cruiser USS Concord (CL-10) in the Gulf of Panama on 14 March 1944, with the radar antenna circled. This isn't the only wartime modification - note the small radar antenna on the after superstructure and the black outlines of several anti-aircraft guns around the ship.
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 November 201), USS Concord (CL-10) in Gulf of Panama, 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Concord_CL-10_panama_1944.html

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