USS Saint Louis (CL-49) at Tulagi, 1943

USS Saint Louis (CL-49) at Tulagi, 1943
This colour photo shows the Brooklyn class light cruiser USS St Louis (CL-49) at Tulagi, some time during 1943, when the US navy used the nearby Purvis Bay as a major anchorage.
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 Saint Louis (CL-49) at Tulagi, 1943 ,

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