USS Oklahoma City (CL-91) in the Delaware River, 9 April 1945

Here we see the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Oklahoma (CL-91) in the Delaware River on 9 April 1945, towards the end of her shakedown period. The Delaware flows past the Philadelphia Navy Yard, this the caption on the photo 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 (27 January 2018), USS Oklahoma City (CL-91) in the Delaware River, 9 April 1945 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Oklahoma_CL91_delaware_river_1945.html

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