Salt lake City underway during the early 1930s, flying the flag of the President of the United States at her mainmast peakChicago, 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 1933Heavy 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 Salt Lake City in Brisbane harbor, Australia, mid-1941. Note the painted false bow wave.
Salt lake City underway during the early 1930s, flying the flag of the President of the United States at her mainmast peakChicago, 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 1933Heavy 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 Salt Lake City in Brisbane harbor, Australia, mid-1941. Note the painted false bow wave.
Cruiser Salt Lake City firing her 8-in guns on either Wotje, Marshall islands on 1 Feb 1942 or Wake Island on 24 Feb 1942; note SOC Seagull floatplane onboardYorktown-class aircraft carriers Hornet (near) and Enterprise (far) as seen from the cruiser USS Salt Lake City shortly after Hornet launched the Doolittle Raid against Japan, 18 Apr 1942.Destroyer USS Laffey (foreground) and cruiser USS Juneau in Luganville anchorage, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Sep 1942. Both ships arrived with survivors of the sunken USS Wasp (Wasp-class). Photo 1 of 3.Laffey alongside of Salt Lake City or Pensacola (probably Salt Lake City), with survivors of Wasp on board, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Sep 1942
Cruiser Salt Lake City firing her 8-in guns on either Wotje, Marshall islands on 1 Feb 1942 or Wake Island on 24 Feb 1942; note SOC Seagull floatplane onboardYorktown-class aircraft carriers Hornet (near) and Enterprise (far) as seen from the cruiser USS Salt Lake City shortly after Hornet launched the Doolittle Raid against Japan, 18 Apr 1942.Destroyer USS Laffey (foreground) and cruiser USS Juneau in Luganville anchorage, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Sep 1942. Both ships arrived with survivors of the sunken USS Wasp (Wasp-class). Photo 1 of 3.Laffey alongside of Salt Lake City or Pensacola (probably Salt Lake City), with survivors of Wasp on board, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Sep 1942
Heavy cruiser USS Salt Lake City in action during Battle of the Komandorski Islands, 26 Mar 1943USS Salt Lake City at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, 29 Mar 1943, three days after participating in the Battle of the Komandorski Islands. Note the marks on her side, possibly from ice damage.Cruiser USS Salt Lake City laying off the Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Jun 1944. Note Measure 33, Design 14D paint scheme. 1 of 3.Cruiser USS Salt Lake City laying off the Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Jun 1944. Note Measure 33, Design 14D paint scheme. 2 of 3.
Heavy cruiser USS Salt Lake City in action during Battle of the Komandorski Islands, 26 Mar 1943USS Salt Lake City at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, 29 Mar 1943, three days after participating in the Battle of the Komandorski Islands. Note the marks on her side, possibly from ice damage.Cruiser USS Salt Lake City laying off the Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Jun 1944. Note Measure 33, Design 14D paint scheme. 1 of 3.Cruiser USS Salt Lake City laying off the Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Jun 1944. Note Measure 33, Design 14D paint scheme. 2 of 3.
Cruiser USS Salt Lake City laying off the Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Jun 1944. Note Measure 33, Design 14D paint scheme. 3 of 3.Cruisers Pensacola, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, and an unidentified Cleveland-class cruiser bombarding Iwo Jima, 19 Feb 1945Operation Crossroads Test Baker, an underwater plutonium bomb test, at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 25 Jul 1946. Note cruiser USS Salt Lake City and Japanese battleship Nagato among the test fleet.
Cruiser USS Salt Lake City laying off the Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Jun 1944. Note Measure 33, Design 14D paint scheme. 3 of 3.Cruisers Pensacola, Salt Lake City, Indianapolis, and an unidentified Cleveland-class cruiser bombarding Iwo Jima, 19 Feb 1945Operation Crossroads Test Baker, an underwater plutonium bomb test, at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, 25 Jul 1946. Note cruiser USS Salt Lake City and Japanese battleship Nagato among the test fleet.
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