USS Milwaukee (CL-5), Tacoma, Washington, 1923

USS Milwaukee (CL-5), Tacoma, Washington, 1923
This front view of the Omaha class light cruiser USS Milwaukee (CL-5) was taken at Tacoma, Washington, in 1923. From this angle all six of the forward guns could hit a target - two from the turret and four from the casemates, seen on either side of the superstructure.
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 (3 November 2016), USS Milwaukee (CL-5), Tacoma, Washington, 1923 ,

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