Warship Pictorial #6
Omaha Class Cruisers

by Steve Wiper of Classic Warships
Reviewed by Timothy Dike
The Omaha Class Light Cruiser will almost certainly not make the most elegant ship category, but it does have a certain charm about it. Maybe it is that distinct four stacker look, or the pointed stern that makes one wonder which direction she is going to go. At any rate Steve Wiper has captured them in all their glory in this Photo Album.
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As with his other books this one includes some great yard photo's that really show the details of this class of ship. Some of the comparison photo's are particularly interesting as they show what a differences that a year and a refit will make in the appearance of the ship.
There were ten ships in this class and all of them are represented here  with their career highlights and a multitude of high quality photo's that reveal everything from their armament to the camouflage measures that were carried. The starboard and port views of the Raleigh are but one example.
 Mare Island Navy Yard in California was famous for documenting ships that spent time their for overhaul. Those photo's are presented here in high resolution views many of them full page. 
From cover to cover this book captures the Omaha Class from their early 20's through their WW2 years. So whether you want to build that USS Detroit or just are fascinated with these beauty queens of the cruiser fleet this book definitely belongs on your book shelf!
This 8-1/4" x 11" soft book has 56 pages and well about 69 photo's. 


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