USS Omaha (CL-4) aground in the Bahamas, 1937

USS Omaha (CL-4) aground in the Bahamas, 1937
This picture shows the Omaha class light cruiser USS Omaha (CL-4) aground in the Bahamas on 18 July 1937. The bow is clearly lifted above its normal position, giving us a view of the different colours above and below the waterline. This picture also gives a clear view of the rear 6in casemates, on the side of the rear superstructure, and the rear twin 6in turret, added after the original design was judged to be under-gunned. The lower casemate gun was found to be too low, although the raised bow rather distorts the picture here.
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 (3 November 2016), USS Omaha (CL-4) aground in the Bahamas, 1937 ,

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