USS Reno (CL-96) at sea, late 1943 or early 1944

USS Reno (CL-96) at sea, late 1943 or early 1944
This overhead shot shows the Atlanta class light cruiser USS Reno (CL-96) at sea, late in 1943 or early in 1944. Note the cluster of anti-aircraft guns that have been added at the stern, and the number of extra guns dotted around the ship (look for the circular gun pits).
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 (22 April 2017), USS Reno (CL-96) at sea, late 1943 or early 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Reno_CL96_overhead.html

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