USS Richmond (CL-9) in Panama Canal, 1925

USS Richmond (CL-9) in Panama Canal, 1925
Here we see the Omaha class light cruiser USS Richmond (CL-9) passing through the Gallard Cut on the Panama Canal on 18 February 1925. This picture gives us a good view of her forward guns, which were designed to maximise her firepower in a chase.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (16 November 201), USS Richmond (CL-9) in Panama Canal, 1925 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Richmond_CL-9_panama_canal.html

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