General Quarter's Drill, USS Louisville (CA-28)

General Quarter's Drill, USS Louisville (CA-28)
Here we see General Quarter's Drill being carried out on the bridge of the Northampton class heavy cruiser USS Louisville (CA-28), in April 1945 when she was at the Mare Island Navy Yard. The bridge windows are still covered in their protective paper. The bridge looks rather crowded, a sign of how much more complex warships had become between her design in the 1920s and the last year of the Second World War
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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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (6 May 2017), General Quarter's Drill, USS Louisville (CA-28) , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Louisville_CA28_general_quarters_drill.html

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