Detail Pictures
of USS Indianapolis (CA-35), San Francisco (CA-38), Quincy (CA-39) & New Orleans (CA-32)

I don't have any detail pictures of the Tuscaloosa, but here are some detail pictures mostly of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35). 

The Indianapolis is from the earlier Portland Class - which is less armored than, but otherwise fairly similar to, the New Orleans Class.   All of the pictures of the Indianapolis show her after various alterations and overhauls at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, with various white circles added to highlight the alterations.  These pictures are from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives, and available at Naval Historical Center

The Indianapolis, after having delivered components of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, was later sunk by Japanese submarine torpedoes on 30 July 1945, eventually taking the lives of almost 900 men.  The delayed rescue and court martial of the ship's captain is the subject of controversy

The San Francisco (CA-35) was in the same class (New Orleans Class) as the Tuscaloosa.  She fought in the Pacific, earning 17 battle stars.

The Quincy (CA-39) was one of the three New Orleans Class heavy cruisers that was sunk at the Battle of Savo Island on 9 August 1942.

The USS New Orleans (CA-32), the namesake for the class, fought in the Pacific, earning 16 battle stars.

Click on an image or "enlarge" for a full view.


View of the forward portion from the port side showing the two triple turrets 8" guns in the center and a quadruple mount 40mm antiaircraft gun in the lower right.  USS Indianapolis.     (76k, enlarge)


View of the stern from the port side showing two quadruple mounts of the 40mm antiaircraft guns (circled) and one triple turret 8" guns.  USS Indianapolis.     (72k, enlarge)


View of the forward half from the port side showing the conning tower and catapults.  USS Indianapolis.     (62k, enlarge)

View of the aft half from the port side.  USS Indianapolis.     (55k, enlarge)


View amidships showing the well deck area from the port side.  Nice view of the Curtiss SOC Seagulls on the catapults.  USS Indianapolis.     (73k, enlarge)


View of the well deck area from the starboard side showing one catapult partially turned (not as far as it would be to launch a plane).  Note the planes (in this case Curtiss SC-1's) being placed in the hangars.  USS Indianapolis.     (81k, enlarge)


View of the San Francisco (CA-38) in May 1942 looking fore from the port side.  This is a good view of the 5-inch guns.     (26k, enlarge)


View of the Quincy in May 1942, with a nicely detailed view of the aviation deck looking fore.     (65k, enlarge)


View of the New Orleans (CA-32) in February 1942, with a view looking aft of the aviation deck showing detail of the cranes.     (76k, enlarge)

For other pictures of the guns aboard Tuscaloosa, see the page on Guns.


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