USS Springfield (CL-66) off Boston, 6 January 1945

USS Springfield (CL-66) off Boston, 6 January 1945
This picture shows the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Springfield (CL66) off Boston on 6 January 1945, just before she joined Task Group 21.5 to escort President Roosevelt as he sailed to Malta, from where he flew to Yalta to meet with Churchill and Stalin.
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 August 2017), USS Springfield (CL-66) off Boston, 6 January 1945 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Springfield_CL66_Boston_1945.html

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