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Northampton-class cruiser USS Chester in Naples harbor, Italy during her shakedown cruise, 1930.Heavy cruiser USS Chester at Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, Nov 1930.
Northampton-class cruiser USS Chester in Naples harbor, Italy during her shakedown cruise, 1930.Heavy cruiser USS Chester at Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, Nov 1930.
Seven cruisers at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 2 Feb 1933. Clockwise from left are Augusta, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Louisville, Pensacola, unidentified destroyer, Fox, Kane (on marine railway), Northampton, and Chester.Heavy cruiser USS Chester leading her sister ships, USS Salt Lake City, USS Pensacola, and USS Northampton during Fleet Problem XV in Panama Bay, Panama, 21 Apr 1934.
Seven cruisers at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 2 Feb 1933. Clockwise from left are Augusta, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Louisville, Pensacola, unidentified destroyer, Fox, Kane (on marine railway), Northampton, and Chester.Heavy cruiser USS Chester leading her sister ships, USS Salt Lake City, USS Pensacola, and USS Northampton during Fleet Problem XV in Panama Bay, Panama, 21 Apr 1934.
Cruiser USS Chester at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 1936. Note six battleships on Battleship Row and cruisers Minneapolis and New Orleans (New Orleans-class) at left. Note also the passenger train cars in the foreground.Heavy cruiser USS Chester after an overhaul off Mare Island Naval Shipyard in San Francisco Bay, California, 6 Aug 1942. Photo 1 of 2.
Cruiser USS Chester at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 1936. Note six battleships on Battleship Row and cruisers Minneapolis and New Orleans (New Orleans-class) at left. Note also the passenger train cars in the foreground.Heavy cruiser USS Chester after an overhaul off Mare Island Naval Shipyard in San Francisco Bay, California, 6 Aug 1942. Photo 1 of 2.
Heavy cruiser USS Chester after an overhaul off Mare Island Naval Shipyard in San Francisco Bay, California, 6 Aug 1942. Photo 2 of 2.Crews inspecting midship torpedo damage to the heavy cruiser USS Chester in the Sutherland drydock at Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney, Australia, Nov 1942.
Heavy cruiser USS Chester after an overhaul off Mare Island Naval Shipyard in San Francisco Bay, California, 6 Aug 1942. Photo 2 of 2.Crews inspecting midship torpedo damage to the heavy cruiser USS Chester in the Sutherland drydock at Cockatoo Island Dockyard, Sydney, Australia, Nov 1942.
Heavy cruiser USS Chester shifting berths at Norfolk Navy Yard just after being floated out of drydock, 23 Jul 1943Heavy cruiser USS Chester emerging from Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California 2 Oct 1943 after repairs due to torpedo damage.
Heavy cruiser USS Chester shifting berths at Norfolk Navy Yard just after being floated out of drydock, 23 Jul 1943Heavy cruiser USS Chester emerging from Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California 2 Oct 1943 after repairs due to torpedo damage.
Heavy cruiser USS Chester in San Francisco Bay, California off Hunters Point Naval Shipyard after receiving new paint scheme Measure 32 Design 9D, May 1944Heavy cruiser USS Chester in San Francisco Bay, California off Hunters Point Naval Shipyard after receiving new paint scheme Measure 32 Design 9D, 12 Jun 1944. Note OS2U Kingfisher aircraft on midship catapults
Heavy cruiser USS Chester in San Francisco Bay, California off Hunters Point Naval Shipyard after receiving new paint scheme Measure 32 Design 9D, May 1944Heavy cruiser USS Chester in San Francisco Bay, California off Hunters Point Naval Shipyard after receiving new paint scheme Measure 32 Design 9D, 12 Jun 1944. Note OS2U Kingfisher aircraft on midship catapults
USS Chester at Mare Island Nay Yard on 16 May 1945 after an overhaul that drastically altered her appearance. The foremast was shortened while the mainmast was shifted forward and mounted to the aft smoke stackAerial view of the Reserve Fleet Basin at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 19 May 1955
USS Chester at Mare Island Nay Yard on 16 May 1945 after an overhaul that drastically altered her appearance. The foremast was shortened while the mainmast was shifted forward and mounted to the aft smoke stackAerial view of the Reserve Fleet Basin at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 19 May 1955
One of the last photographs of the former USS Chester as she was towed out of the Philadelphia reserve fleet on her way to the breakers yard, 1959.
One of the last photographs of the former USS Chester as she was towed out of the Philadelphia reserve fleet on her way to the breakers yard, 1959.
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"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us... they can't get away this time."

Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal


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