by Steve Wiper of Classic Warships
Illustrations by Tom Flowers
|The USS Louisville was a member of the Northampton Class of Heavy Cruiser. She earned 13 battle stars for her service during the war. She was very active during the war and like other prewar treaty cruisers saw her appearance altered though out the war. Steve Wiper has documented her career from her building to her last journey for scrapping.||
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|Photo coverage is very thorough, with great shots of her building and her prewar days. You can follow along as she receives her first major refit at Mare Island though excellent photo's that are well captioned.|
|The colored illustrations are great too, especially the complete set with her MS 32-6d colors. All sides are covered so you should have no problem recreating this colorful camouflage scheme.|
|You can follow along as the Louisville enters Mare Island for her second major refit in 43. Also fascinating is the coverage of the damage received in a Kamikaze attack that required another extensive stay at Mare Island. The damage is well documented as are the repairs she received. Incredibly this same ship was hit again in June 45 in another Kamikaze attack.|
|The Louisville's operational history is included as well as her general statistics. An armament summary of the changes is listed with all of her major weapons upgrades.|
|Illustrations in this book include:
|This book has is one of the first in the Warship
Pictorial series but is still an excellent value. The photo's and drawings
are fantastic and the price is right at only $11.95 retail. So whether
you are building a model of her or love ship histories, this book belongs
in you collection.
This 8-1/4" x 11" soft book has 56 pages about 50 photo's and 9 drawings.