USS Nashville (CL-43) at Mare Island, 1943

USS Nashville (CL-43) at Mare Island, 4 August 1943
Here we see the Brooklyn class light cruiser USS Nashville (CL-43) at the Mare Island Naval Yard, California. The picture is dated 1 August 1943, but the Nashville took part in the invasion of Kiska in the Aleutians in the same month, so that date probably refers to the caption rather than the date of the picture itself.
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 (2 January 2017), USS Nashville (CL-43) at Mare Island, 4 August 1943 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Nashville_CL-43_mare_island.html

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