USS Topeka (CL-67) in Manila Bay, July 1946

USS Topeka (CL-67) in Manila Bay, July 1946
This picture shows the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Topeka (CL-67) in Manila Bay in July 1946. The Topeka spent most of 1946 based in the western Pacific.
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 (16 September 2017), USS Topeka (CL-67) in Manila Bay, July 1946 ,

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