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What Ship is This? - 12/20/2012 8:39:36 PM   
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This is a tough one, particularly with canvas being draped over the turrets and decks. But this is a cruiser, and the photo was taken in 1945.

Can you guess which ship?




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RE: What Ship is This? - 12/20/2012 9:01:02 PM   
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HMS Aurora?

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RE: What Ship is This? - 12/20/2012 9:18:48 PM   
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La Argentina
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RE: What Ship is This? - 12/20/2012 9:34:41 PM   
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I see it - your guess? is better than mine.

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RE: What Ship is This? - 12/20/2012 9:40:17 PM   
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I know the Indianapolis was covered with tarps and canvas whilest 'the gadget' was being loaded aboard, but I've never seen pictures of the coverage. Still, that's my guess.

ETA: My Google-fu shows that La Argentina is correct.

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RE: What Ship is This? - 12/20/2012 9:51:30 PM   
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A little !!!
The design was based on British practice, being modified to meet the requirements of the Argentinians for a training ship with 60 cadets. This ship was an enlarged version of the Arethusa class, armed with triple turrets.
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RE: What Ship is This? - 12/20/2012 10:11:47 PM   
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Yep, Barny is right, it's ARA LA ARGENTINA

This photo is when she was in New Orleans for a refit, right at the end of the war, after Argentina joined the Allies

Good guess, that was fast!

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