U.S.S. Portland

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U.S.S. Portland (1932-1959)
U.S.S. Portland, Santa Clemente Island, 1933
U.S.S. Portland, Santa Clemente Island, 1934

U.S.S. Portland (1932-1959), nicknamed Sweet Pea, launched in 1932, she completed a number of training and goodwill cruises in the interwar period, including at least two trips to San Clemente Island, California, before seeing extensive service during World War II. The Portland participated in the Battle of Coral Sea; Battle of Midway; and the Guadalcanal Campaign.