World Battlefronts: The Santa Fe

The Navy told a story of another brave ship. The light cruiser Santa Fe had not been hit at all, but she had been in the thick of almost every fight since the Aleutians. Before she finally was sent back for an overhaul, the Santa Fe spent 25 months in the Pacific. "I'd hate to see us get hit," said a junior officer after 16 months aboard, "but a lot of us sure would like to get home."

When she arrived off Attu in the spring of 1943 the Santa Fe, sister of the ill-fated Atlanta and Juneau, was new, but her...

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