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USS Topeka (CL 67), US Navy photo from the National Archives
USS Topeka (CL 67), US Navy photo from the National Archives

 

USS Topeka (CL-67) was built as a Cleveland class light cruiser (CL-67) and in that guise fought at Okinawa and took part in the attacks on the Japanese Home Islands during 1945. She was later rebuilt as a guided-missile cruiser (CLG-8) and had another ten years of active service in that role during the 1960s. During this period she was awarded three battle stars for combat in Vietnam to add to the two she had been awarded during the Second World War.

Source: Rickard, J (1 November 2013), USS Topeka (CL-67) http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_USS_Topeka_CL67.html

 

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