USS Vicksburg (CL-86) off US East Coast, 17 October 1944

USS Vicksburg (CL-86) off US East Coast, 17 October 1944
Here we see the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Vicksburg (CL-86) at sea off the US East Coast on 17 October 1944, just after she started serving as a pre-commissioning training vessel for the crews of larger warships. Note the unusual camo, resembling the dazzle camouflage of the First World War.
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 Vicksburg (CL-86) off US East Coast, 17 October 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Vicksburg_CL86_1944.html

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