USS Honolulu (CL-48), 1944

USS Honolulu (CL-48), 1944
Here we see the Brooklyn class light cruiser USS Honolulu (CL-48) some time during 1944 (probably during the spring). From this angle we get a good view of the two forward triple 6in turrets and the 'mattress' radar antenna. A closer examination also reveals the increasing number of anti-aircraft guns installed.
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 (2 January 2017), USS Honolulu (CL-48), 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Honolulu_CL-48_1944.html

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