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Pre-War History 1930-1939
Click on the sections below to learn more about the pre-war history of USS ASTORIA CA-34:

Construction, Commissioning, and Shakedown 1930-1934
Building the ship at Bremerton and sailing her Down Under.

Fleet Problem XVI 1935
Images from Alaska, Hawaii, and San Francisco.

Fleet Problem XVII and East Coast Tour 1936
Crossing the Line and transiting the Panama Canal.

Rising Sun in the East 1937
Tensions rise in the Pacific as Japan invades China.

North to Alaska 1938
From the Pacific Northwest to Dutch Harbor.

The Saito Cruise 1939
The last American warship to visit Japan prior to World War II.

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