USS Montpelier (CL-57), December 1942

USS Montpelier (CL-57), December 1942
Here we see the Cleveland class light cruiser USS Montpelier (CL-57) at sea in December 1942, three months after she had been commissioned and before her combat debut in 1943.
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 (20 May 201), USS Montpelier (CL-57), December 1942 ,

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