USS Juneau (CL-52), New York, 11 February 1942

USS Juneau (CL-52), New York, 11 February 1942

Here we see the Atlanta class light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52) at New York on 11 February 1942. Two months after the American entry into the war she has been painted in wartime camouflage, very different to the dazzle camo of the First World War.

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 (22 April 2017), USS Juneau (CL-52), New York, 11 February 1942 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Juneau_CL52_New_York.html

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