Photo #: 80-G-668656 (Complete Caption)
Reserve Fleet Basin, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Pennsylvania
Photographed on 19 May 1955 with numerous cruisers laid up in the center and right.
The six heavy cruisers in the center foreground are (from left to right): Portland (CA-33), Louisville (CA-28), Augusta (CA-31), San Francisco (CA-38), Tuscaloosa (CA-37) and Minneapolis (CA-36).
Group in the left center background includes (from front to rear): Wichita (CA-45), Oregon City (CA-122), Chester (CA-27), and New Orleans (CA-32).
Group in the right center background includes (from front to rear): Montpelier (CL-57), Houston (CL-81), Huntington (CL-107), Savannah (CL-42), Cleveland (CL-55), and Wilkes-Barre (CL-103).
At right are Hawaii (CB-3); light cruisers Honolulu (CL-48), Columbia (CL-56), Denver (CL-58), Galveston (CL-93), and Portsmouth (CL-102) (in unknown order); hospital ships Tranquility (AH-14) and Sanctuary (AH-17); and amphibious force flagship Pocono (AGC-16).
Among the ships at left are seaplane tender Albemarle (AV-5) and three escort carriers.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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14 July 2003