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Many American naval history books refer to the light cruiser Birmingham as the most tragic American ship to participate in World War II, because of the number of engagements it was involved in and the damage she sustained.
By Harry Popham, World War II Magazine
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The warship was baptized by fire during the D-Day invasion but survived suicidal punishment on the other side of the world.
By David Sears, World War II Magazine