Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1940-1945

CVL-23 USS Princeton

Damaged by Japanese dive-bomber off Leyte 24 Oct 44; Princeton was scuttled by cruiser Reno after explosion of torpedo room (which inflicted major damage on the light cruiser Birmingham ).

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Birmingham alongside burning Princeton

Princeton burning and abandoned

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Last updated: May 17, 2000

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