The Murmansk cruiser under the American flag

cruiser Murmansk

The American Milwaukee cruiser (launched in 1923) was transferred to the USSR on April 20, 1944, instead of the Italian Duca d’Aosta cruiser, which was retreating to the Soviet Union as a result of Italy’s reparations after its surrender. The cruiser was renamed to Murmansk. On March 16, 1949, the cruiser was returned to the US Navy and sold for scrap on December 10 of the same year.



Place of photo: USSR
Date of the photo: April 1944

In : 1944

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