USS Portsmouth (CL-102) at Norfolk Navy Yard, 22 July 1945

Here we see the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Portsmouth (CL-102) at the Norfolk Navy Yard, 22 July 1945, four weeks after she was commissioned.

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 Portsmouth (CL-102) at Norfolk Navy Yard, 22 July 1945 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Portsmouth_CL102_norfolk_1945.html

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