Savannah (CL-42) was a light cruiser of the Brooklyn-class that
served in World War II in the Atlantic and Mediterranean theatres of
Savannah conducted Neutrality Patrols (1941) and wartime patrols in
the Atlantic and Caribbean (1942), and supported the invasion of
French North Africa in Operation Torch (November 1942). She sought
German-supporting blockade runners off the east coast of South
America (1943), and supported the Allied landings on Sicily and at
Salerno (1943). Off Salerno on 11 September 1943, a German
radio-controlled Fritz X glide-bomb caused extensive casualties
aboard and serious damage to Savannah, requiring emergency repairs
in Malta and permanent repairs at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.
After repairs and upgrades, she served in the task force that
carried President Roosevelt to the Yalta Conference in early 1945.