USS Astoria (CL-90) at Mare Island, 21 October 1944

USS Astoria (CL-90) at Mare Island, 21 October 1944
This photo of the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Astoria (CL-90) at the Mare Island Naval Yard is dated to 21 October 1944, although she actually left for the Pacific in September, so the date must be related to the photo rather than the ship.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (27 January 2018), USS Astoria (CL-90) at Mare Island, 21 October 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Astoria_CL90_mare_island_1944.html

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