USS Detroit (CL-8), 10 January 1945

USS Detroit (CL-8), 10 January 1945
This picture shows the Omaha class light cruiser USS Detroit (CL-8) at San Francisco on 10 January 1945. The circles mark recent changes to the ship, although sadly the picture's original caption doesn't say what they were.
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 (3 November 2016), USS Detroit (CL-8), 10 January 1945 ,

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