USS Oakland (CL-95), Mare Island, 27 October 1943

USS Oakland (CL-95), Mare Island, 27 October 1943
Here we see the Atlanta class light cruiser USS Oakland (CL-95) at Mare Island on 27 October 1943, with recent changes marked with with circles. These indicate an extra anti-aircraft gun, and changes to one of the main gun houses.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (22 April 2017), USS Oakland (CL-95), Mare Island, 27 October 1943 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Oakland_CL95_1943.html

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