Louisville in the early 1930sChicago, Louisville, Salt Lake City, and Northampton turning in formation with three other Scouting Force heavy cruisers to create a slick for landing seaplanes, off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 31 Jan 1933Louisville steaming past Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, New York City, United States, 1934Louisville at Memorial Day ceremonies, New York City, 31 May 1934
Louisville in the early 1930sChicago, Louisville, Salt Lake City, and Northampton turning in formation with three other Scouting Force heavy cruisers to create a slick for landing seaplanes, off Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 31 Jan 1933Louisville steaming past Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, New York City, United States, 1934Louisville at Memorial Day ceremonies, New York City, 31 May 1934
Survivors of the British Motor Ship Silver Larch posed with LouisvilleLouisville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 May 1942Heavy cruisers Wichita (foreground), Chicago (center), and Louisville (background) en route to Guadalcanal, 29 Jan 1943, hours before the Battle of Rennell IslandUSS Louisville towing disabled USS Chicago, Battle of Rennell Island, 30 Jan 1943
Survivors of the British Motor Ship Silver Larch posed with Louisville's Commanding Officer, Captain William S. Farber, upon their arrival at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 14 Mar 1937Louisville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 May 1942Heavy cruisers Wichita (foreground), Chicago (center), and Louisville (background) en route to Guadalcanal, 29 Jan 1943, hours before the Battle of Rennell IslandUSS Louisville towing disabled USS Chicago, Battle of Rennell Island, 30 Jan 1943
Louisville steamed out of Kulak Bay, Adak, Aleutian Islands, bound for operations against Attu, 25 Apr 1943; note Sweepers Cove in backgroundLouisville and San Francisco operating in the Bering Sea during May 1943Louisville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 17 Dec 1943Louisville in a Pacific anchorage in 1944
Louisville steamed out of Kulak Bay, Adak, Aleutian Islands, bound for operations against Attu, 25 Apr 1943; note Sweepers Cove in backgroundLouisville and San Francisco operating in the Bering Sea during May 1943Louisville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 17 Dec 1943Louisville in a Pacific anchorage in 1944
LVT-2 Water Buffalo carrying US Marines, Tinian, Mariana Islands, 24 Jul 1944US warships Pennsylvania, Colorado, Louisville, Portland, and Columbia in Lingayen Gulf, Philippine Islands, Jan 1945Louisville hit by special attack aircraft, Lingayen Gulf, Philippine Islands, 6 Jan 1945US Navy aviators Ensign William C. Orr and Aviation Radioman 3rd Class Thomas D. Everett of cruiser Louisville posed by their damaged SOC Seagull aircraft, Feb 1945
LVT-2 Water Buffalo carrying US Marines, Tinian, Mariana Islands, 24 Jul 1944US warships Pennsylvania, Colorado, Louisville, Portland, and Columbia in Lingayen Gulf, Philippine Islands, Jan 1945Louisville hit by special attack aircraft, Lingayen Gulf, Philippine Islands, 6 Jan 1945US Navy aviators Ensign William C. Orr and Aviation Radioman 3rd Class Thomas D. Everett of cruiser Louisville posed by their damaged SOC Seagull aircraft, Feb 1945
Louisville about to enter the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States for repairs, 6 Feb 1945; text on photograph denoted special attack damage sustained on 6 Jan 1945LouisvilleLouisville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 7 Apr 1945Aerial view of the Reserve Fleet Basin at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 19 May 1955
Louisville about to enter the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States for repairs, 6 Feb 1945; text on photograph denoted special attack damage sustained on 6 Jan 1945Louisville's SOC Seagull pilots Ens William C. Orr, Ens Arnold Sheiner, and Lt (JG) Austin J. Trinkle receiving Air Medals, 26 Feb 1945; note Pharmacist's Mate in background with Purple Heart medalLouisville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 7 Apr 1945Aerial view of the Reserve Fleet Basin at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 19 May 1955
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