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Atlanta christened by author Margaret Mitchell during her launching ceremony, Kearny, NJ, 6 Sep 1941Atlanta slid down the building ways at her launching ceremony, Kearny, NJ, 6 Sep 1941
Atlanta christened by author Margaret Mitchell during her launching ceremony, Kearny, NJ, 6 Sep 1941Atlanta slid down the building ways at her launching ceremony, Kearny, NJ, 6 Sep 1941
Atlanta underway during her trials, Nov 1941, photo 1 of 2Atlanta underway during her trials, Nov 1941, photo 2 of 2
Atlanta underway during her trials, Nov 1941, photo 1 of 2Atlanta underway during her trials, Nov 1941, photo 2 of 2
Atlanta running trials off Rockland, Maine, United States, 26 Nov 1941USS Atlanta
Atlanta running trials off Rockland, Maine, United States, 26 Nov 1941USS Atlanta's commissioning ceremony, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 24 Dec 1941
Atlanta in Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, May 1942USS Saratoga (left), USS Atlanta (right), and other warships off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 21 Aug 1942
Atlanta in Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, May 1942USS Saratoga (left), USS Atlanta (right), and other warships off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 21 Aug 1942
Light cruiser USS Atlanta coming alongside heavy cruiser USS San Francisco for refueling, 16 Oct 1942. Note AtlantaLight cruiser Atlanta at Espiritu Santo, 25 Oct 1942
Light cruiser USS Atlanta coming alongside heavy cruiser USS San Francisco for refueling, 16 Oct 1942. Note Atlanta's main forward batteries of three turrets of twin 5"/38 caliber dual-purpose guns.Light cruiser Atlanta at Espiritu Santo, 25 Oct 1942
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