USS Spokane (CL-120) being commissioned, 17 May 1946

Here we some of the crew of the Atlanta class light cruiser USS Spokane (CL-120) saluting the national ensign during her commissioning ceremony, held at the New York Naval Yard on 17 May 1946. Her active career only lasted until 1950, but she spend much of those years in the Mediterranean.
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 May 2017), USS Spokane (CL-120) being commissioned, 17 May 1946 ,

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