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Aerial view of William Cramp & Sons shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 15 Mar 1943USS Astoria underway en route to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, 22 Jul 1944; note camouflage Measure 33 Design 24d
Aerial view of William Cramp & Sons shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 15 Mar 1943USS Astoria underway en route to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, 22 Jul 1944; note camouflage Measure 33 Design 24d
Bow view of USS Astoria, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944Stern view of USS Astoria, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944; note OS2U Kingfisher aircraft
Bow view of USS Astoria, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944Stern view of USS Astoria, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944; note OS2U Kingfisher aircraft
USS Astoria at Mare Island naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944; photo 1 of 4USS Astoria at Mare Island naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944; photo 2 of 4
USS Astoria at Mare Island naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944; photo 1 of 4USS Astoria at Mare Island naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944; photo 2 of 4
USS Astoria at Mare Island naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944; photo 3 of 4USS Astoria at Mare Island naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944; photo 4 of 4
USS Astoria at Mare Island naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944; photo 3 of 4USS Astoria at Mare Island naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944; photo 4 of 4
USS Astoria off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 3USS Astoria off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944, photo 2 of 3
USS Astoria off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 3USS Astoria off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944, photo 2 of 3
USS Astoria off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944, photo 3 of 3; note OS2U Kingfisher aircraft on catapultsUSS Astoria underway, circa 1947
USS Astoria off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944, photo 3 of 3; note OS2U Kingfisher aircraft on catapultsUSS Astoria underway, circa 1947
Technical drawing of the Cleveland-class light cruiser, as appeared in a 1958 issue of All-Hands magazine.
Technical drawing of the Cleveland-class light cruiser, as appeared in a 1958 issue of All-Hands magazine.
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