USS Galveston (CL-93) being towed to Philadelphia Naval Yard, 1946

USS Galveston (CL-93) being towed to Philadelphia Naval Yard, 1946

Here we see the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Galveston (CL-93) being towed from the Cramp shipyard to the Philadelphia Naval Yard on 24 May 1946. Although she looks fairly complete, the Galveston wasn't actually finished until 1958, when she entered service as a guided missile cruiser.

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 (27 January 2018), USS Galveston (CL-93) being towed to Philadelphia Naval Yard, 1946 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Galveston_CL93_towed_1946.html

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