World Battlefronts: Losses but not Defeats

The Navy named last week one carrier, three cruisers and six destroyers which it had previously admitted lost between Oct. 26 and Dec. 1 but had not named. The carrier was the Hornet. The cruisers were the Atlanta, Juneau, Northampton. The destroyers were the Cushing, Preston, Benham, Walke, Monssen, Laffey, Barton. Most interesting news was the inclusion of the Atlanta and Juneau—fast, light anti-aircraft vessels bristling with 16-five-inch guns. Their loss was presumably due to their meeting surface vessels, against which they had not been primarily designed to fight.

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