USS Duluth (CL-87) off Norfolk, 11 December 1944
Here we see the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Duluth (CL-87) at sea off Norfolk, Virginia, on 11 December 1944, just before she began service as a training ship. Like her sister the Vicksburg (CL-86) she has dazzle camo, perhaps limited to training units.
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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Rickard, J (16 September 2017), USS Duluth (CL-87) off Norfolk, 11 December 1944 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Duluth_CL87_Norfolk_1944.html