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Schematic drawing of the United States Brooklyn-class light cruiser, of which there were nine. The Brooklyn-class design had a large influence on subsequent cruiser designs, both large cruisers and light.Cruiser USS Boise passing carrier USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, United States, 6 May 1943. Note Boise’s Measure 22 paint scheme and F6F-3 Hellcat fighter on Yorktown’s deck-edge elevator.
Schematic drawing of the United States Brooklyn-class light cruiser, of which there were nine. The Brooklyn-class design had a large influence on subsequent cruiser designs, both large cruisers and light.Cruiser USS Boise passing carrier USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, United States, 6 May 1943. Note Boise’s Measure 22 paint scheme and F6F-3 Hellcat fighter on Yorktown’s deck-edge elevator.
USS Boise firing on armor forces near Gela, Sicily, Italy as LST-325, full of US Army trucks, approached the landing beaches, 11 Jul 1943
USS Boise firing on armor forces near Gela, Sicily, Italy as LST-325, full of US Army trucks, approached the landing beaches, 11 Jul 1943


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