1936/1937 U. S. S. RALEIGH (CL-7), French Riviera, Original 17.5 X 6.5 Photograph
USS Raleigh—Photograph, circa 1936/1937—Villefranche-sur-Mer. Frame: Appx 21.5″ X 10.5″. Photograph: Appx 17.5″ X 6.5″. Soon after being assigned to Cruiser Division 8 (CruDiv8), Atlantic Fleet, Quincy was ordered to Mediterranean waters on 20 July 1936, to protect American interests in Spain during the height of the Spanish Civil War. While in Spanish waters, she operated with an international rescue fleet that included Deutschland, Admiral Graf Spee, and Admiral Scheer. Quincy evacuated 490 refugees to Marseille and Villefranche, France, before being relieved by Raleigh on 27 September. As Raleigh repaired in the Norfolk Navy Yard, Squadron 40-T, a special temporary squadron, was organized for duty in Spanish waters to evacuate American nationals from the Spanish Civil War areas. Rear Admiral Arthur P. Fairfield broke his flag in Raleigh at Norfolk on 17 September 1936. The next day, the cruiser steamed independently for Gibraltar, arriving on 27 September. Kane, Hatfield and Cayuga, in company with Raleigh, initially comprised the Squadron. Together, the ships saved hundreds of Americans and other nationals from the dangers of the war in Spain. Omaha relieved Raleigh at Villefranche on 28 April 1938, and two days later, Raleigh headed for Hampton Roads for overhaul in the Norfolk Navy Yard, arriving on 13 May. City of Raleigh, North Carolina. 12 June 1919 (supplementary contract). Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation’s Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts. 7,500 long tons (7,620 t) (standard). 555 ft 6 in (169.32 m) oa. 550 ft (170 m) pp. 55 ft (17 m). 14 ft 3 in (4.34 m) (mean). 12 × Yarrow boiler. 90,000 ihp (67,000 kW) (Estimated power produced on trials). 4 × Curtis steam turbines. 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph). 33.7 knots (62.4 km/h; 38.8 mph) (Estimated speed on Trial). 66 officers 300 enlisted. 4 × 6 in (152 mm)/53 caliber turret mounted (2×2). 4 × 3 in (76 mm)/50 caliber guns anti-aircraft (4 more added during WWII). 10 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes (2×3)(2×2). 224 × mines (removed soon after completion). 3 × dual 40 mm (1.6 in) Bofors guns (added during WWII). 8 × single 20 mm (0.79 in) Oerlikon cannons (added during WWII). Belt: 3 in (7.6 cm). Deck: 1 124 in (38102 mm). Conning Tower: 1 12 in (38 mm). Bulkheads: 1.53 in (3876 mm). 2 × VE-9 (original). 2 × OJ-2 (1935). 2 × SOC-1 (1940). 2 × OS2U (1942). The old town and the bay have offered for years a natural set for movie makers. Among many productions to name just a few. Raoul Walshs Captain Horatio Hornblower R. Adventures of Captain Fabian with Errol Flynn. Alfred Hitchcocks To Catch a Thief. The Count of Monte Cristo with Louis Jourdan. Leo McCarey’s An Affair to Remember. The Madwoman of Chaillot with Katharine Hepburn. Never Say Never Again with Sean Connery. The Jewel of the Nile with Michael Douglas. The Bourne Identity with Richard Chamberlain. Killers with Ashton Kutcher. Maximum Risk with Jean-Claude Van Damme. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Steve Martin and Michael Caine. Ronin with Robert De Niro. Villefranche-sur-Mer is also a harbour for visiting naval forces and particularly US Navy ships. The façades of the buildings in the harbour were the inspiration for the film set in the Moteurs… Stunt Show Spectacular at the Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, Florida. It was also at Villefranche-Sur-Mer that The Rolling Stones recorded their 1972 album Exile on Main St. At the Belle Epoque-era mansion Nellcôte. Some scenes in Amy Plum’s “Revenants” trilogy take place in Villefranche-sur-Mer. The item “1936/1937 U. S. S. RALEIGH (CL-7), French Riviera, Original 17.5 X 6.5 Photograph” is in sale since Tuesday, January 31, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Photographs”. The seller is “posterazzi” and is located in Chula Vista, California. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, PH, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.