Aerial picture of USS Houston (CL-81), 12 January 1944
This aerial photo shows the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Houston (CL-81) off the Norfolk Navy Yard on 11 January 1944, soon after she was commissioned. The heavy AA armament carried on later cruisers can be seen in the number of circular gun pits. The amount of space taken up by the aircraft hanger, cranes and catapults can also be see at the stern.
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Rickard, J (16 September 2017), Aerial picture of USS Houston (CL-81), 12 January 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Houston_aerial_1944.html