Uss Longbeach

13th April 2004, 20:14
In December of 1988 the largest cruiser in the United States Navy, the 17,500 ton USS LONG BEACH, visited the Royal Australian Navy's HMAS STIRLING fleet support facility in Western Australia. In this picture the nuclear powered cruiser dwarfs the two 2,750-ton RAN destroyer escorts DERWENT & SWAN.