USS Houston (CL-81), Norfolk Navy Yard, 11 January 1944
This picture shows the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Houston (CL-81) at the Norfolk Navy Yard on 11 January 1944, in the period between her being commissioned and the start of her shakedown cruise.
US Heavy Cruisers 1941-45: Pre War Classes, Mark Stille.
Looks at the 'treaty cruisers' built in the US between the wars, limited by treaty to 10,000 tons and 8in guns. Five classes of treaty cruisers were produced and they played a major role in the fighting during the Second World War, despite the limits imposed on them by the treaty restrictions. [read full review
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