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19-N-31213 USS Helena (CL-50)

Photo #: 19-N-31213  USS Helena (CL-50)
Title: USS Helena (CL-50)
Description: View of the starboard side amidships, taken at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 27 June 1942, following repair of combat damage and an overhaul. Note the ship's redesigned forward superstructure, including an open bridge and reduced lower bridge wings. Mark 34 main battery gun director, with antenna for an FC gunfire control radar, is immediately in front of the foremast. The other director, just behind the open bridge, is a Mark 33, with antenna for an FD radar mounted on its front. Weight traversing gear on the main deck, between the forward superstructure and 6/47 gun turret # 3, indicates that Helena is undergoing an inclining experiment to determine her stability. Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
Catalog #: 19-N-31213
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