U.S.S. Quincy, a Baltimore class heavy cruiser of the United States Navy.In Belfast Lough (sea inlet) Northern Ireland she began final preparations for the invasion of Europe. - At 0537, on June 6, 1944, she engaged shore batteries from her station on the right flank of Utah Beach, conducted highly accurate pinpoint firing against enemy targets.
USS Guam CB-2. Conceived as hunters of ships like German panzerschiffe (the so-called "pocket battleships"), the US Navy grew disenchanted with the concept when confronted with more important priorities such as escorts, submarines and carriers. President Franklin Roosevelt, a former Assistant Secretary of the Navy, amatuer strategist, and perrenial meddler insisted on continuing their construction despite the early neutralization of the panzerschiffe in WWII.