USS Mobile (CL-63) in San Francisco Bay, late 1945

USS Mobile (CL-63) in San Francisco Bay, late 1945
Here we see the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Mobile (CL-63) in San Francisco Bay late in 1945, after her return from the Pacific on one of two 'Magic Carpet' runs, bringing US servicemen home
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 (20 August 2017), USS Mobile (CL-63) in San Francisco Bay, late 1945 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Mobile_CL63_San_Francisco_1945.hmtl

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