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24 April 1944, Amsterdam is prepared for launching the next day.
|58k||Amsterdam sliding down the ways on 25 April 1944.||Ron Reeves|
USS Amsterdam (CL 101), flying a large ensign at the fore, arrives off the Naval Air Station at Astoria, Oregon, 14 October 1945. Note the ship's two-tone color scheme and Curtiss SC-1 "Seahawk" floatplanes, aft. (caption updated by Robert Hurst)
U.S. Navy Photo #80-G-391152
|140k||USS Amsterdam (CL 101) Seen here in the final days of WW2, the Amsterdam was the last Cleveland class ship commissioned in time to see service in WW2. She was part of the final push on Japan. Commissioned on 8 January 1945, she had a short service life, being decommissioned on 30 June 1947.||USN|
Starboard bow view off the Norfolk Navy Yard, 29 Jan 1945. Note the high waterline. She has yet to take on ammunition.
U.S. Navy Photo #9610(45)
Starboard quarter view off the Norfolk Navy Yard, 29 Jan 1945. Note the high waterline. She has yet to take on ammunition.
U.S. Navy Photo #9612(45)
USS Amsterdam (CL 101) At Portland, Oregon, for Navy Day festivities, October 1945. Collection of Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy, USN.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 98589.
|42k||Port side view, while laid up in the Reserve Fleet. From the Larry Cote collection.||Richard Leonhardt|
|Lawton, Andrew Petrie, CAPT||01/08/1945 - 08/1946|
|Uehlinger, Archibald Emil, CAPT||1922||RADM||08/1946 - 06/30/1947|
(Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)
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