Army & Navy: World's Fastest Cruiser

This is the U.S.S. Atlanta (sponsored when it was launched by Margaret Gone With the Wind Mitchell), which went into commission at the New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn last week. First new cruiser to enter active duty in two years, she moves her 6,000 tons around with the grace of a Clipper, can do about 43 knots (some 50 m.p.h.), is figured to be faster by at least three knots than Japan's new 9,000-ton cruisers. A trio of sister ships will soon follow her into commission. The U.S. needs them badly. At last count, the Japs had an estimated 46...

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