Proclaims "USS Portland Appreciation Week"
May 26, 2004
The USS Portland was with the USS Juneau at the naval battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942, when both ships were torpedoed, and the Juneau was sunk at great loss of life.
Note range clock on forward mast.
Photograph Courtesy - United States Navy, National Archives
The USS Portland participated in naval battles at the Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Eastern Solomons, Santa Cruz Islands, Tarawa and Makin, Kwajalein and Eniwetok, Asiatic Pacific Raids, Hollandia, Palu, Leyte, Surigao Strait, Luzon, Minoro and Lingayen Gulf Landings, Corregidor, and Okinawa. It also participated in the Aleutian campaign, helping to liberate the only American territory occupied by the enemy in World War II.
A group of USS Portland veterans will visit Southeast Alaska this week on a cruise aboard the Amsterdam, according to former Juneau Mayor Bill Overstreet, who is also a former crewmember from the USS Portland.
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