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USS Quincy (CA-71)

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The USS Houston in October 1935

USS Houston USS Houston sunk by gunfire and torpedoes of Japanese warships in Sunda Strait, Netherlands East Indies, 1 March

USN; USS Houston, a Northampton class Heavy Cruiser in the locks on the Panama Canal c/w the Electric donkeys.

USS HOUSTON – USS Houston (originally designated nicknamed the “Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast”, was a Northampton-class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy.

The USS Atlanta, around November 1941

American light cruiser warships produced between World War I and World War II, as well as warships produced by the other allies – France and USSR.

USS Astoria (CL/CA-34) was the lead ship of the Astoria-class of heavy cruisers (later renamed the New Orleans-class) of the United States Navy that participated in both the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway, but was sunk in August 1942, at the Battle of Savo Island.

USS Astoria (CL/CA-34) was the lead ship of the Astoria-class of heavy cruisers (later renamed the New Orleans-class) of the United States Navy that participated in both the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway, but was sunk in August 1942, at the Battle of Savo Island.

USS Newport News, CA-148  http://navyhistory.tumblr.com/post/19342460970/into-the-lions-den-exhibit-heavy-cruiser-uss

“Into the Lion’s Den” Exhibit - Heavy Cruiser USS Newport News Today we present a series of photos of the heavy cruiser USS Newport News the centerpiece of the new 2012 exhibit.

“USS TOPEKA” (CL-67) Was a (402.7') Cleveland Class Light Cruiser – Comm: 23 Dec 1944 (Honors: 2 BS, WW ll and 3 BS Vietnam) – Crew: 1,255 Officers and Enlisted – Armament: 10 x 6 Inch (150mm) Mk 16 Guns (4 x Triple Turrets) 12 x 5 Inch (130mm) AA Guns (6 x Dual Turrets) 16 x 40mm Bofors AA Guns (4 x Quad Mounts) 12 x 40mm Bofors AA Guns (6 x Dual Mounts) 21 x 20mm Oerlikon AA Guns (Single Mounts) 4 × Floatplanes and 2 Stern Catapults – Decomm: 5 Jun 1969 & Sold for Scrap: 20 Mar 1975 (1)

“USS TOPEKA” (CL-67) Was a (402.7') Cleveland Class Light Cruiser – Comm: 23 Dec 1944 (Honors: 2 BS, WW ll and 3 BS Vietnam) – Crew: 1,255 Officers and Enlisted – Armament: 10 x 6 Inch (150mm) Mk 16 Guns (4 x Triple Turrets) 12 x 5 Inch (130mm) AA Guns (6 x Dual Turrets) 16 x 40mm Bofors AA Guns (4 x Quad Mounts) 12 x 40mm Bofors AA Guns (6 x Dual Mounts) 21 x 20mm Oerlikon AA Guns (Single Mounts) 4 × Floatplanes and 2 Stern Catapults – Decomm: 5 Jun 1969 & Sold for Scrap: 20 Mar 1975 (1)

USS Baltimore (CA 68); Heavy Cruiser; Commissioned 15 Apr 1943

USS Baltimore (CA of the US Navy - American Heavy cruiser of the Baltimore class - Allied Warships of WWII

USS Chicago (CA-29) sunk after being torpedoed by Japanese aircraft off Rennel, Solomon Islands, 29 - 30 January 1943USS Chicago (i) (CA 29) of the US Navy - American Heavy cruiser of the Northampton class - Allied Warships of WWII - uboat.net

USS Chicago (i) (CA of the US Navy - American Heavy cruiser of the Northampton class - Allied Warships of WWII

Heavy cruiser USS Louisville, 1945. 8.15

Heavy cruiser USS Louisville, 1945. 8.15

USS Oklahoma (BB-37), the only ship of the United States Navy to ever be named for the 46th state, was a World War I-era battleship and the second of two ships in her class; her sister ship was Nevada. She, along with her sister, were the first two U.S. warships to use oil fuel instead of coal.

writes about The Day the USS Oklahoma Died, her crew, and the efforts to create a memorial to her.

USS Midway [CV-41] and USS Iowa [BB-61] in 1987. Both ships are now retired in Southern California.

Aircraft Carrier USS Midway and Battleship USS Iowa in Arabian Gulf, December 1987

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