Commissioning Ceremony, USS Flint (CL-97), 31 August 1944

Commissioning Ceremony, USS Flint (CL-97), 31 August 1944
Here we see the officers saluting during the commissioning ceremony for the Atlanta class light cruiser USS Flint (CL-97), on 31 August 1944.
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 (20 May 2017), Commissioning Ceremony, USS Flint (CL-97), 31 August 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Flint_CL97_commissioning.html

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