USS Pasadena (CL-65), Mare Island Naval Yard, 2 May 1946

USS Pasadena (CL-65), Mare Island Naval Yard, 2 May 1946
This picture shows the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Pasadena (CL-65) off the Mare Island Naval Yard on 2 May 1946, probably just after her post war refit. Note the crew lined up along the deck, suggesting that some sort of inspection was underway.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (20 August 2017), USS Pasadena (CL-65), Mare Island Naval Yard, 2 May 1946 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Pasadena_CL65_Mare_Island_1946.html

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