Light cruiser USS Miami (CL-89) plowing through a wave during her shakedown cruise, 17 February 1944.

The beautiful Cleveland-class cruiser USS Miami (CL-89) plowing through a wave during her shakedown cruise, 17 February 1944. She was everything the Sverdlovs were and more, but only saw 46 months of active duty before she was decommissioned on 30 June 1947– before the first Svedlov was commissioned– and only left red lead row in 1961 to be scrapped.

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