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USS Little Rock by Monnie Ryan

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The USS Little Rock is a 610-foot Cleveland class cruiser launched in 1944, commissioned in 1945 and decommissioned in 1976 and one of 27 U.S. Navy Cleveland-class light cruisers completed during or shortly after World War II. While in service, she was converted to a Little Rock class guided missile cruiser. She is the only remaining Cleveland class cruiser, which was the most numerous of U.S. wartime cruisers. She is on display at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park in Buffalo, New York (the source of this information). For lighthouse lovers, she’s docked about half a block from the Buffalo Main Lighthouse.

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I’m a semi-retired newspaper editor/writer who loves photography, especially flower macros, lighthouses, old mills and covered bridges.

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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    nicely captured Monnie xx

  • Thanks, Lynn!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 1 year ago

    Great shot Monnie ~ terrific detail and info :)

  • Thank you, Susie! Only about 3 hours from our place.

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Sandra Lee Woods
    Sandra Lee Woodsover 1 year ago

    Loove this image where was it taken.Also a quick question what type or make of close up lens do you use.

  • Thanks, Sandra! This was taken with my trusty (and very portable) Canon PowerShot G10 (f/4.5, 1/640 and ISO 100). It, and my Kodak EasyShare Z5120, are my go-to cameras when we’re on the road. I keep a dedicated macro lens on my Canon Digital Rebel XTi and don’t use that camera for much of anything else.

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 1 year ago

    Our last Voucher Challenge in the All About New York State group is accepting entries. Please check out the challenge and enter an image after you have submitted it to the group, if you have not already done so. HERE
    Thanks,
    Your host
    Pamela

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your feature…Great work!
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  • Pamela, thank you very much!

    – Monnie Ryan

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