Collection photo # 2017.09.01 - radioman 3rd class Joseph L. Cohen aboard USS Portsmouth (CL-102)
Photo album regarding the naval service of radioman 3rd class Joseph L. Cohen aboard USS Portsmouth (CL-102) during its goodwill voyage around the Cape of Africa, 1946-1947. Images include the ship and crew at the following locations: Recife, Cape Town, Crete, Dakar, Cape Verde, Casablanca, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, Malta, Rome, and Genoa . Scenes in these locations include Cohen and fellow sailors on leave, general city and localities, points of interest, etc. The images of USS Portsmouth (CL-102) include close-up, fueling, at a distance, and the ship docked, as well as crew members coming and going from the ship. There are several good images of the recovery of seaplanes using a catapult system, as well as the 6” turrets.