Book Discussion on Sweet Pea at War: A History of USS Portland

Mr. Generous talked about his book Sweet Pea at War: A History of USS Portland (CA-33), published by University Press of… read more

Mr. Generous talked about his book Sweet Pea at War: A History of USS Portland (CA-33), published by University Press of Kentucky. The USS Portland was one of the few American gunships remaining after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. The U.S. Navy relied heavily on the Portland, nicknamed Sweet Pea, in the battles of Midway, Guadalcanal, and Coral Sea. Over the course of her service in the Navy, the Portland rescued thousands of stranded sailors, protected scores of aircraft carriers, and provided heavy artillery against the Japanese in the Pacific. Following his remarks he answered questions from members of the audience. close

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  • Sam Anthony Director National Archives and Records Administration->Author Lecture Program
  • William Thomas Generous Jr. Adjunct Associate Professor University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill->Peace, War, and Defense

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Book Discussion on Sweet Pea at War: A History of USS Portland

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Jan 16, 2005
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