USS Topeka (CL-67) Commissioning at Boston Navy Yard, 23 December 1944

USS Topeka (CL-67) Commissioning at Boston Navy Yard, 23 December 1944
Here we see the commissioning ceremony on board the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Topeka (CL-67) at Boston Navy Yard on 23 December 1944.
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 (16 September 2017), USS Topeka (CL-67) Commissioning at Boston Navy Yard, 23 December 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Topeka_CL67_commissioning_1944.html

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