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[Photo] Canberra underway, Boston harbor, Massachusetts, United States, 14 Oct 1943, photo 4 of 4

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.

The second USS Newport News (CA-148) was a Des Moines-class heavy cruiser in the United States Navy. She was laid down November 1, 1945, launched on March 6, 1948 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Virginia. She was the first fully air-conditioned surface ship in the US Navy, and the last all-gun heavy cruiser in commission in naval history.

The Battleship TEXAS is the last dreadnought in existence in the world, a veteran of Vera Cruz (1914) and both World Wars, and is credited with the introduction and innovation of advances in gunnery, aviation and radar. Having been designed in the first decade of the 20th century, (keel laid in 1911 and completed in 1914), and having seen action in some of the most intense and critical campaigns of WWII, she is an important piece of our naval and maritime history. USSTEXASBB35.COM