USS Milwaukee (CL-5) in early 1930s

USS Milwaukee (CL-5) in early 1930s
This side view shows the Omaha class light cruiser USS Milwaukee (CL-5) at some point in the early 1930s. This view shows the similarity to the flush deck destroyers, although with a step down towards the stern, one of the reasons the lower rear casemate guns weren't very usable.
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) in early 1930s ,

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