Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: Swayback Maru

A treaty ship laid down in 1927, she is the oldest heavy cruiser the U.S. has. So bare of streamlined beauty is her ungainly silhouette that Correspondent Bob Casey (Torpedo Junction) fondly fastened the nickname "Swayback Maru" on her when the censors would not let him reveal her real name. Because she never got hit hard enough to be sent home for repairs, she never got much publicity. But many a high-ranking Navy man was willing to concede by last week that on performance the Salt Lake City was the No. 1 U.S....

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