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Newspaper Clips of the USS Columbus


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CA-74 News Clips


These ORIGINAL newspaper articles were sent to me by Bob Bowen

Some of these were very large and had to be "cut".
So there will be two parts on some of them.
Some are also very long images.

They are not in chronological order

America's Newest, Largest And Most Modern"
&
"Admiral Bledsoe's Flagship
U.S.S. Columbus Arrives
On Maiden Voyage To Orient"
(Top Part)

Feb. 12, 1946

Bottom Part - HERE

"Admiral Bledsoe's Flagship
U.S.S. Columbus Arrives
On Maiden Voyage To Orient"
Second Section
"Comes Back From Home Port" "The King on Board U.S.S. Columbus"

Nov 8, 1949

"Columbus Heir Hopes
Soon to Visit America"

Nov 8, 1949

"American Naval Visit"
"Navy Resumes Old Routine,
but It's Fast, Hard Hitting"

This is a full page. You will probably see atleast one of the 5 "stiches".
It is big!

Aug. 25, 1947

"Flag Ship Says Hello"
Nov 10, 19??
"King Welcomed to U.S. Warship"
(Section One)

Nov 8, 1949

"King Calls On U.S. Admiral"
(Section Two)
"The King Was On U.S. "Territory""
Nov 8, 1949
Lord Mayor piped aboard Columbus
"USS Columbus Christmas Card
It has a very nice sketch of CA-74 inside.

Inside of Christmas Card here

Bob says, "Oh! How young we were."
"Miles, naval hero, moves to new berth" A little information about Bob.


John Galla, CA-74 crew member, sent me this clip.

"John and his Buddies in Brest, France"


CG-12 News Clips


Lowel Hill sent me some copies of CG-12 Newspaper Articles

The clips were published in the Bremerton Sun in Bremerton, Washington
December 3, 1962
"A Ship is Commissioned" Captain Boyd accepts Silver Service/Models
"First Watch" "Honor Guard Inspected"
" Refreshments" & "Sorting Mail"


Here are some more CG-12 Newspaper Articles sent to me by Lawrence "Guy" Whelchel

The first 3 clips were published in the Bremerton Sun in Bremerton, Washington
"Missile-Bristling Monster"
"Columbus Commissioning Saturday"
November 10, 1962
Text about the train ride to Bremerton for the Columbus crew.
November 30, 1962
Picture of the train and bus "hauling" the crew Columbus.
November 30, 1962
CG-12 with the' "innards" showing.
From the Ship's Paper - April of 1963
CG-12 in drydock during conversion
From the Ship's Paper - April of 1963
Work on superstructure
From the Ship's Paper - April of 1963
Before and After pictures
From the Ship's Paper - April of 1963
Missiles Away!!!
From the Ship's Paper - April of 1963
Great picture of CG-12 in Bremerton
See Guy in the 1963 September issue of the ships paper, "Discoverer" HERE
That's him shaking the XO's hand, Commander Rosemont)


"Other" News Clips

Something of the Albany Class Cruisers REMAINS!!!!!

Doug Tindal sent this one to me about the USS Chicago's Anchor

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