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Christening of Cleveland at New York Shipbuilding Corp.
Philadelphia Maritime Museum
|89k||Late War Image. Undated.||USN|
|29k||Small port side view.||USN|
|9k||Port bow view, date unknown.||J. C. Shields|
USS Cleveland (CL 55) Under construction, at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 1 October 1941. She was launched one month later. This view looks forward from amidships, and shows the armored barbettes for her forward six-inch gun turrets.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-31744.
USS Cleveland (CL 55) Under construction, at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, 1 October 1941. She was launched one month later. This view looks aft from amidships, and shows the armored barbettes for her after six-inch gun turrets, with her aircraft hangar hatch at the stern.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-31741.
USS Cleveland (CL 55) Underway at sea in late 1942. Note that the ship's forward six-inch gun turrets and gun director appear to be tracking the photo aircraft.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 55173.
USS Cleveland (CL 55) docked in floating drydock ABSD 1, Jan 1944 at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.
U.S. Navy photo #2173-44
USS Cleveland (CL 55) In floating drydock ABSD 1, at Aessi Island, off Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 12 January 1944.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98059.
USS Cleveland (CL 55) With her crew paraded on deck for Captain's inspection, 28 March 1944. She was then serving in the Southwest Pacific area.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 98058.
|107k||General Douglas MacArthur confides with the commanding officer
of the cruiser USS Cleveland (CL 55) Capitan Herbert G. Hopwood
in early summer of 1945.
Photo from the MacArthur Library and Museum in Norfolk, VA.
|146k||27 March 1946 photo of the ship off Cape Cod showing the beginnings of her peacetime appearance. Boats have replaced planes. Due to overweight and stability problems, the starboard catapult has been removed along with the range finders on #1 and #4 turrets.||USN|
|Burrough, Edmund Weidemann, CAPT||VADM||06/15/1942 - 06/17/1943|
|Shepard, Andrew Gilbert, CAPT||RADM||06/17/1943 - 11/1943|
|Hopwood, Herbert Gladstone, CAPT||ADM||08/14/1944 - 07/03/1945|
|Maguire, Charles Joseph, CAPT||RADM||07/03/1945 - 12/1945|
|Bolam, Cecil Austen, LCDR (38)||10/10/1946 - 02/07/1947|
(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)
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