USS Northampton (CA-26) bombarding Wotje or Maloelap, 1 February 1942

USS Northampton (CA-26) bombarding Wotje or Maloelap, 1 February 1942
Here we see the port 5in/ 25 guns on USS Northampton (CA-26), the name ship of the Northampton Class of Heavy Cruisers , taking part in the bombardment of either Wotje Atoll or Maloelap Atoll in the Marshall Islands on 1 February 1942. The open gun positions look rather dated.
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), USS Northampton (CA-26) bombarding Wotje or Maloelap, 1 February 1942 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Northampton_CA26_marshalls_1942.html

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