Baltimore class heavy cruiser USS Canberra at Boston in October 1943 - she commemorated the Australian cruiser sunk together with 3 US ones at the Battle of Savo Island in August 1942. Torpedoed in October 1944, she was not repaired until after the end of hostilities. She was not de-commissioned until 1978 after conversion to a guided missile cruiser.
Task Group 38.3 enters Ulithi anchorage in column formation on December 18,1944. The ships were returning from strikes on targets in the Philippines. From front to back: USS Langley (CVL-27) a small aircraft carrier. USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) aircraft carrier USS Washington (BB-56) battleship USS North Carolina (BB-55) battleship USS South Dakota (BB-57) battleship USS Santa Fe (CL-60) light cruiser USS Biloxi (CL-80) light cruiser USS Mobile (CL-63) light cruiser USS Oakland (CL-95) l