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US Navy Albany-class cruisers

Posted: 4 April, 2021 by SeaBart in ugly
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Picture by Nick Thorne via http://www.navsource.org

A long long time ago (actually in October 2009) I published this post about the USS Long Beach in which I mentioned that “She had the highest bridge of any ship in the US Navy smaller than an actual aircraft carrier”. Gus K tipped me about the Albany-class cruisers which came second on that ranking scale.

Here is the Chicago next to the Long Beach, for comparison:

Picture by JohnSlaughter via htwww.navsource.org

Except for that factoid we can also see that they were kinda ugly…..

Picture by Brian Kroenung via hwww.navsource.org

If you fancy looking at some more pics of all 3 vessels, do a clickerdieclick on the links below:

Many thanks for the tip (and the well documented emails) Gus!