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Schematic drawing of the United States Brooklyn-class light cruiser, of which there were nine. The Brooklyn-class design had a large influence on subsequent cruiser designs, both large cruisers and light.Rear Admiral Harold Stark with the commanders of his Cruiser Divisions and ships, probably aboard USS Honolulu, circa 1939Cruiser USS Honolulu on her first Pacific deployment, 14 Jul 1939, Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii.USS Honolulu in Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii, 14 Jul 1939. The Aloha Tower and an outrigger canoe can be seen at right.
Schematic drawing of the United States Brooklyn-class light cruiser, of which there were nine. The Brooklyn-class design had a large influence on subsequent cruiser designs, both large cruisers and light.Rear Admiral Harold Stark with the commanders of his Cruiser Divisions and ships, probably aboard USS Honolulu, circa 1939Cruiser USS Honolulu on her first Pacific deployment, 14 Jul 1939, Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii.USS Honolulu in Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii, 14 Jul 1939. The Aloha Tower and an outrigger canoe can be seen at right.
Cruiser USS Honolulu exercising in Hawaiian waters, 5 Nov 1941. Note her dark blue Measure 1 paint in anticipation of war. This paint led to the ship’s nickname “Blue Goose” that stuck with her throughout her career.View of Pearl Harbor Navy Yard from the submarine base, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 2; USS Narwhal at left and various ships in backgroundView of Pearl Harbor Navy Yard from the submarine base, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 2; USS Narwhal at left and various ships in backgroundCruiser Honolulu drydocked for damage suffered during Pearl Harbor attack, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 13 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 2
Cruiser USS Honolulu exercising in Hawaiian waters, 5 Nov 1941. Note her dark blue Measure 1 paint in anticipation of war. This paint led to the ship’s nickname “Blue Goose” that stuck with her throughout her career.View of Pearl Harbor Navy Yard from the submarine base, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 2; USS Narwhal at left and various ships in backgroundView of Pearl Harbor Navy Yard from the submarine base, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 7 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 2; USS Narwhal at left and various ships in backgroundCruiser Honolulu drydocked for damage suffered during Pearl Harbor attack, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 13 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 2
Cruiser Honolulu drydocked for damage suffered during Pearl Harbor attack, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 13 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 2Elevated view of the after section of the cruiser USS Honolulu at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 24 Oct 1942.Elevated view of the forward section of the cruiser USS Honolulu at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 24 Oct 1942.Survivors of USS Helena being transferred from destroyer USS Nicholas to cruiser USS Honolulu, Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 6 Jul 1943, photo 1 of 3
Cruiser Honolulu drydocked for damage suffered during Pearl Harbor attack, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 13 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 2Elevated view of the after section of the cruiser USS Honolulu at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 24 Oct 1942.Elevated view of the forward section of the cruiser USS Honolulu at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 24 Oct 1942.Survivors of USS Helena being transferred from destroyer USS Nicholas to cruiser USS Honolulu, Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 6 Jul 1943, photo 1 of 3
Survivors of USS Helena being transferred from destroyer USS Nicholas to cruiser USS Honolulu, Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 6 Jul 1943, photo 2 of 3Survivors of USS Helena being transferred from destroyer USS Nicholas to cruiser USS Honolulu, Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 6 Jul 1943, photo 3 of 3US Marines aboard USS Honolulu firing a salute during funeral services for Fireman 1st-class Irvin L. Edwards, a crew member of the sunken USS Helena who died of his wounds, 7 Jul 1943.Funeral service on the fantail of the USS Honolulu on 7 Jul 1943 for F1c Irvin Edwards, a USS Helena crewman who died of his wounds. RAdm Walden Ainsworth stands with other Helena crewmen. Photo 1 of 2.
Survivors of USS Helena being transferred from destroyer USS Nicholas to cruiser USS Honolulu, Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 6 Jul 1943, photo 2 of 3Survivors of USS Helena being transferred from destroyer USS Nicholas to cruiser USS Honolulu, Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 6 Jul 1943, photo 3 of 3US Marines aboard USS Honolulu firing a salute during funeral services for Fireman 1st-class Irvin L. Edwards, a crew member of the sunken USS Helena who died of his wounds, 7 Jul 1943.Funeral service on the fantail of the USS Honolulu on 7 Jul 1943 for F1c Irvin Edwards, a USS Helena crewman who died of his wounds. RAdm Walden Ainsworth stands with other Helena crewmen. Photo 1 of 2.
Funeral service on the fantail of the USS Honolulu on 7 Jul 1943 for F1c Irvin Edwards, a USS Helena crewman who died of his wounds. RAdm Walden Ainsworth stands with other Helena crewmen. Photo 2 of 2.Following a torpedo hit to USS Honolulu’s bow on 13 Jul 1943 in the Battle of Kolombangara, the leading 36-feet of the bow structure collapsed to hang straight down. Photo taken at Tulagi. Photo 1 of 2.Following a torpedo hit to USS Honolulu’s bow on 13 Jul 1943 in the Battle of Kolombangara, the leading 36-feet of the bow structure collapsed to hang straight down. Photo taken at Tulagi. Photo 2 of 2.Shipfitter 3rd-class D.R. Cole looks through a hole in USS Honolulu’s stern made by a Japanese torpedo that did not explode, 13 Jul 1943 during the Battle of Kolombangara. Photo taken at Tulagi.
Funeral service on the fantail of the USS Honolulu on 7 Jul 1943 for F1c Irvin Edwards, a USS Helena crewman who died of his wounds. RAdm Walden Ainsworth stands with other Helena crewmen. Photo 2 of 2.Following a torpedo hit to USS Honolulu’s bow on 13 Jul 1943 in the Battle of Kolombangara, the leading 36-feet of the bow structure collapsed to hang straight down. Photo taken at Tulagi. Photo 1 of 2.Following a torpedo hit to USS Honolulu’s bow on 13 Jul 1943 in the Battle of Kolombangara, the leading 36-feet of the bow structure collapsed to hang straight down. Photo taken at Tulagi. Photo 2 of 2.Shipfitter 3rd-class D.R. Cole looks through a hole in USS Honolulu’s stern made by a Japanese torpedo that did not explode, 13 Jul 1943 during the Battle of Kolombangara. Photo taken at Tulagi.

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