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Re: USS Houston Topmasts
Posted by Mr. Sardonicus on October 9, 2017, 7:12:46, in reply to "USS Houston Topmasts"
She still had them--both mainmast & foremast-- at Cavite immediately pre-war when she was repainted, and certainly when she went out there in late 1940. But, the wartime photos do not show them, and the clearest view of her mainmast--in the famous pic at Tjilatjap taken from MARBLEHEAD--reveals that it is no longer there...
: Hello All,
: The Profile Morskie plans on the heavy
: cruiser Houston shows her without topmasts,
: unlike some other plans.
: I can't see the topmasts in the few photos
: from the period of December 1941-February
: 1942, but the photos aren't very good.
: Does anyone know the real story on her
: topmasts as she was in during the months
: before her loss?
: Art Nicholson
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