USS Atlanta (CL-51) under construction, 1 October 1941
Here we see the USS Atlanta (CL-51), name ship of the Atlanta class of light cruisers, under construction at Kearny, New Jersey, on 1 October 1941, one month after her launch. The previous Brooklyn class ships had carried six guns in forward turrets, but on the second turret was superfiring. On the Atlanta class the second and third turrets were both superfiring, allowing all three to fire forwards.
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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