Side view of USS Phoenix (CL-46), 1939

Side view of USS Phoenix (CL-46), 1939
Here we see a side view of the Brooklyn class light cruiser USS Phoenix (CL-46), in 1939, before the later wartime radar sets were added. Her five triple 6in turrets can be seen, two at the stern and three at the bow. The unusual bow configuration, with the central turret superfiring over the front turret, but the third turret in a rather restricted position.
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), Side view of USS Phoenix (CL-46), 1939 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Phoenix_CL-46_1939.html

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