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The luck of the Salt Lake City still held; miraculously, considering the length of time and the hazards involved.
At the time of her departure, the formidable defense line at Shuri had been broken, and the conquest of Okinawa was only a matter of days.
15 August 1945 to Decommissioning
The Salt Lake City lay at Adak and Attu until 29 August, 1945 when she sailed to Japan to take part in the occupation. Based in Mutsu Kaiwan, a bay at the northern end of the principal island of Honshu, she formed a part of the Northern Occupation Force. She assisted at the surrender of Ominato and covered the landings at Aomori, and at Hakodate and Otaru on the island of Hokkaido.
During the last two months of 1945 the Salt Lake City served as part of the Navy's "Magic Carpet", making trips to Eniwetok and to Guam and returning to San Francisco with a group of battle-worn veterans of the war in the Pacific.
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Bikini Atoll, July 1946
A Beautiful "Message" written by the
"USS Salt Lake City"
to her crew
"Found in a Barnacle Covered Bottle"
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