Daily Archives: 11 November, 2013

First American War Vessel Named after Manchester NH: USS Manchester (CL-83) 1946-1960

The Portsmouth Herald newspaper of March 5, 1946 proclaimed the launching of a new light cruiser that honored the City of Manchester, New Hampshire.  The Quincy Massachusetts shipyard of the Bethlehem Steel company was responsible for building her.

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