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Re: USS Louisville (CA-28) Artifact
What I found interesting was the photo of the turret being loaded onto a ship for transport south. Well, it’s an 8” turret alright, but not the one in the story. The ships in the photo are the AB 1 ex-KEARSARGE scrapped in 1955, and a Hog Islander. The Hog Islanders were decommissioned after the war and scrapped. Judging by the color of the ships and their appearance, I would say that the photo was taken in the late 1920s or early 1930s when the Treaty cruisers were under construction.
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