Photo #: NH 98445
USS Oakland (CL-95)
Plan view, forward, taken from a pierside crane at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, on 27 October 1943.
Circles mark recent alterations to the ship.
USS St. Louis (CL-49) is in the background, with YHB-21 (ex-SS Tamalpais) partially visible beyond.
Note Sailors sleeping on Oakland's bow 20mm gun position.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
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4 April 2003