USS Atlanta (CL-51) under construction, 1 October 1941
Here we see the USS Atlanta (CL-51), name ship of the Atlanta class of light cruisers, under construction at Kearny, New Jersey, on 1 October 1941, one month after her launch. The previous Brooklyn class ships had carried six guns in forward turrets, but on the second turret was superfiring. On the Atlanta class the second and third turrets were both superfiring, allowing all three to fire forwards.
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Rickard, J (22 April 2017), USS Atlanta (CL-51) under construction, 1 October 1941 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Atlanta_CL51_under_construction.html