USS San Juan (CL-54) and USS San Diego (CL-53) under construction

USS San Juan (CL-54) and USS San Diego (CL-53) under construction
Here we see the Atlanta class light cruiser USS San Juan (CL-54) on the left and USS San Diego (CL-53) on the right, on 5 July 1941 while both were under construction at Quincy.
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 San Juan (CL-54) and USS San Diego (CL-53) under construction , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_San_Juan_CL54_San_Diego_CL53.html

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