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Pics of USS Helena (CL-50).

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Hi guys!

 

So as promised, here's a post pertaining to Helena, the second St. Louis class light cruiser. Enjoy!

 

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Here we start with Helena at her commissioning ceremony. Photo taken from the top of Y turret, on the aft deck, both catapults and crane can be seen.

 

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Helena's position at Pearl Harbor taken in January, 1941. 

 

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Helena can be seen behind Pennsylvania. She took damage intended for Pennsy as she was in the place usually occupied by the battleship.

 

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Helena during the attack.

 

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Torpedo damage sustained by Helena during Pearl Harbor.

 

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A wider view of the damage.

 

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Helena at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, undergoing overhaul. 

 

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A close up shot of her new bridge and secondary mount.

 

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Helena in 1940, starboard beam shot.

 

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Helena after her overhaul. She is seen steaming at low speed in the harbor at Mare Island.

 

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Another older image of Helena at Boston, on June 15, 1940.

 

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Same as above, different angle.

 

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Helena steaming along on March 5, 1943.

 

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As the image says, Helena at a Pacific base in 1943.

 

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USS St. Louis (CL-49), Helena, and USS Honolulu (CL-48), maneuvering on June 20, 1943.

 

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Helena bombarding Munda-Vila bombardment, May of 1943.

 

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The Battle of Kula Gulf, July 5-6, 1943. Helena is center firing just before she was torpedoed and sank.

 

 

That's all folks I hope you enjoyed! Let me know what you wish to see next!

Fair winds and following seas captains! :Smile_honoring:

 

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She helped participate in the sinking of Furutaka and Fubuki as well, both ships she'll be doing such to again before long. AS well as fought in the madhouse night engagement with Hiei and Kirishima. 

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Great pics Doom - thanks for sharing.

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amazing photos. thanks for sharing.

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Some incredible photographs. Hard to believe the utter devastation that torpedoes can inflict

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