USS Marblehead (CL-12) Radar Installation, 1944

USS Marblehead (CL-12) Radar Installation, 1944
This picture of the Omaha class light cruiser USS Marblehead (CL-12) shows the radar setup as it was on 6 May 1944, when she was at the New York Navy Yard. Picked out are two Fire Control radars (FC), two SG Microwave Surface and Low Air Search Radar sets (mounted as high as possible to improve their range), one SK Air Search Radar (with its 'mattress' antenna), two SG Surface Search Radar antenna (mounted high on each mast in the circular structures, and used to detect enemy ships and land,
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 Marblehead (CL-12) Radar Installation, 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Marblehead_CL-12_radar.html

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