Side view of USS Omaha (CL-4)

Side view of USS Omaha (CL-4)
This undated picture shows the Omaha class light cruiser USS Omaha (CL-4) at sea, almost certainly in the inter-war period. This view shows her modified armament - when build she carried eight 6in guns in casemates, two each on either side of the fore and aft superstructures. The starboard rear and after casemates can be seen, as can the low position of the lower rear casemate. They were then given four extra 6in guns, in twin turrets carried fore and after, and both of these can be seen here.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (3 November 2016), Side view of USS Omaha (CL-4) , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Omaha_CL-4_side.html

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