USS Denver (CL-58) firing forward guns
Here we see the forward main 6in guns of the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Denver (CL-58) firing. The picture has been signed by Captain Robert B. Carney, her commanding officer between 15 October 1942 and July 1943, when he was promoted to Rear Admiral and became Chief of Staff to Admiral Halsey.
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
How to cite this article:
Rickard, J (20 May 2017), USS Denver (CL-58) from above , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Denver_CL58_firing.html