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USS Augusta anchored off Jolo, in the Philippines, 16 March 1940. Note her accommodation ladder, which faces forward; she was the only ship of the Northampton class that had this feature. (Caption updated by Robert Hurst)
National Archives photo #80-CF-21338-10
|28k||undated, pre war.||USN|
|78k||Nice detail, Undated pre war.||USN|
|135k||(Poor) Pre war image.||USN|
|80||Undated pre-war photo.||Robert M. Cieri|
Off Honolulu, Oahu, on 31 July 1933. Diamond Head is in the distance.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-466398.
Oct. 20-26, 1934: U.S. Asiatic Fleet flagship USS Augusta in Farm Cove, Sydney.
Collection of Graeme Andrews from Kookaburra2011's photostream on Flickr.
|Kim Dunstan, RAN (Ret.)|
|193k||Seen here in Sydney Harbor in 1934.||R.Swanson|
|68k|| USS Augusta (CA 31) in the Dewey Drydock, at Olongapo
Naval Station, Philippine Islands, 29 January 1936.
Photograph from Department of the Navy collections in the U.S. National Archives #NH 78379.
|253k||Cover of Flag menu from the late 30's (dated 11 May).||Robert M. Cieri|
|235k||Page 1of Flag menu from the late 30's (dated 11 May).||Robert M. Cieri|
|277k||Page 2 of Flag menu from the late 30's (dated 11 May).||Robert M. Cieri|
|232k||Page 3of Flag menu from the late 30's (dated 11 May).||Robert M. Cieri|
|90k|| USS Augusta (CA 31) anchored off Pootung Point,
Shanghai, China, during Sino-Japanese hostilities, circa August 1937.
Fires from combat action are burning ashore, beyond the ship.
Courtesy of Captain P. Henry, Jr., USN (Retired), 1973.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 78379.
|344k||USS Augusta anchored in the Wangpoo river, June 1938. From the collection of LCDR Rayborn M. Hall USN.||Nancy Hall Anderson|
USS Augusta leaving Manila, November 1940, after turning over the flag to USS Houston. She is trailing a 150' Homeward Bound pennant. In the background one of several Scandinavian merchant vessels then being held in Manila Bay after the German invasion. From the Otto Schwarz Collection
|Don Kehn, Jr.|
|381k||Postal Cachet dated 24 April 1941.||Ron Reeves|
Long Island (AVG-1) (upper center) underway in company with USS
Augusta (CA-31), in left front, off Cape Sable, Nova Scotia, in August
1941. Augusta had President Franklin D. Roosevelt embarked to witness
Long Island's operations. Among the other ships present are USS
Tuscaloosa (CA-37), partially visible at far right, and USS
Meredith (DD-434), steaming astern of Long Island.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National
Archives # 80-G-13074.
|76k||Undated, war time image. Note cage masts have been cut down and SG search radar has been added,||USN|
|66k|| USS Augusta (CA 31) At anchor in Bermuda waters,
September 1941, while serving as flagship of the Atlantic Fleet.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 57463.
|98k|| USS Augusta (CA 31) Underway in the Atlantic, 18
April 1942. Note her interesting camouflage scheme.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-20288).
|50k||Port side view, 1943.||Robert Hirst|
USS Augusta (CA 31) off Normandy, 6 June 1944, while boats from Anne Arundel (AP-76) head for the beaches. A censor has retouched Augusta's radars, as well as certain items of equipment that appear to have been mounted in the landing boats. (Caption updated by Robert Hurst)
National Archives photo #80-G-45720
|211||USS Augusta at Utah Beach taken from LCT 510 by LTjg. O.C. Yokum, USNR, OIC||Don Endecott for O.C. Yocom, USNR LCT-510|
|146k|| USS Augusta (CA 31) steaming off Portland, Maine,
on 9 May 1945. Photographed from a Utility Squadron 15 (VJ-15) aircraft.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 97932.
USS Augusta (CA 31) underway on 7-15 July 1945, as she was transporting President Harry S. Truman to Europe, where he participated in the Potsdam conference.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives #80-G-603322.
|115k|| President Harry S. Truman (center) is piped ashore from
USS Augusta (CA 31) after arrival at Antwerp, Belgium, en route
to the Potsdam conference, 15 July 1945. Note midships details of this
cruiser, including embarkation ladder davit, catapult and heavy side plate
riveting. Men are watching from portholes in the catapult tower.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives #SC 209166.
|76k|| USS Augusta (CA 31) British "White Ensign"
and the U.S. Flag flying from the ship's mainmast, while King George VI
was visiting President Harry S. Truman on board the ship at Plymouth,
England, 2 August 1945.
President Truman was then en route home from the Potsdam Conference. View looks aft from the forward superstructure, showing the cruiser's aircraft crane, mainmast, searchlights and after smokestack.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the U.S. National Archives #80-G-K-14543.
|188k||USS Augusta in New York Harbor, Navy Day, October 27, 1945.||Steven A. Cardali|
|195k||USS Augusta in New York Harbor, Navy Day, October 27, 1945.||Steven A. Cardali|
|107k||Photo taken at Kearney, New Jersey on the Hackensack River in 1960 shortly after being stricken from the Navy list and awaiting her turn at the scrapper's torch. Kearney was infamous as a scrapping yard in the 60's as the Enterprise (CV 6), Antietam (CV 36), Essex (CV 9), Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV 42), Washington (BB 56), Alaska (CB 1) and others met their end at this location. What the Axis powers tried and couldn't do was accomplished here.||USN|
|Richardson, James Otto, CAPT||ADM||01/30/1931 - 05/1933|
|Ingersoll, Royal Eason, CAPT||1905||ADM||05/1933 - 10/16/1933|
|Nimitz, Chester William, CAPT||1904||FADM||10/16/1933 - 04/12/1935|
|Gygax, Felix Xerxes, CAPT||1906||RADM||04/12/1935 - 02/20/1937|
|McKittrick, Harold V., CAPT||1907||02/20/1937 - 03/07/1939|
|Magruder Jr., John Holmes, CAPT||1912||COMO||03/07/1939 - 05/31/1941|
|Wright, Carleton H., CAPT||1912||RADM||05/31/1941 - 05/1942|
|Hutchins, Gordon, CAPT||1913||05/1942 - 01/06/1944|
|Shelley, Tully, CAPT||1915||01/06/1944 -01/21/1944|
|Jones, Edward H., CAPT||1917||01/21/1944 - 01/1945|
|Harper, Bryan C., CAPT||1921||01/1945 - 05/1945|
|Foskett, James H., CAPT||VADM||05/1945 - 08/27/1945|
|Wallace, Jesse R., CAPT||1922||08/27/1945 - 04/1946|
|Crist, Harold Frank, CDR||1933||04/1946 - 07/14/1946|
(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)
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