: Here's an overhead picture showing the
: unpainted wood decks:
: USS Augusta (CA 31), with President Harry S.
: Truman aboard, is following theUSS
: Philadelphia (CL 41)in the English Channel
: on 14 July 1945. Truman is traveling to the
: Potsdam Conference. In addition to the
: Philadelphia and US Navy destroyers, the
: Augusta is also being escorted by the HMS
: Birmingham (C 19), and destroyers HMS
: Serapis (G 94), HMS Obdurate (G 39), HMS
: Obedient (G 48), HMS Zealous (R 39), HMS
: Zephyr (R 19) and HMS Zodiac (R 54).
: Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official
: Collection Photo #A 29646. © IWM
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: What color is USS Augusta painted in 1945?
: She went from MS 22 to overall dark gray.
: Perhaps 5N Navy Gray?
: USS Augusta (CA 31) British "White
: Ensign" and the U.S. Flag flying from
: the ship's mainmast, while King George VI
: was visiting President Harry S. Truman on
: board the ship at Plymouth, England, 2
: August 1945.
: President Truman was then en route home from
: the Potsdam Conference. View looks aft from
: the forward superstructure, showing the
: cruiser's aircraft crane, mainmast,
: searchlights and after smokestack.
: Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the
: collections of the U.S. National Archives
: Here is the color footage from Critical
: USS Augusta Takes Pres. Truman To Meet King
: George VI