Band of USS Detroit (CL-8) 'crossing the line'
Here we see the band on the Omaha class light cruiser USS Detroit (CL-8) playing during a 'crossing the line' ceremony, as the ship crossed the equator.
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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Rickard, J (3 November 2016), Band of USS Detroit (CL-8) 'crossing the line' , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Detroit_CL-8_crossing_line.html