Side view of USS Raleigh (CL-7), 1920s

Side view of USS Raleigh (CL-7), 1920s
This side view of the Omaha class light cruiser USS Raleigh (CL-7) shows her in the 1920s, carrying aircraft from Navy Squadron VO-1 (probably the Vought UO), which then operated the floatplanes used on battleships and destroyers.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (3 November 2016), Side view of USS Raleigh (CL-7), 1920s , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Raleigh_CL-7_1920s.html

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