After reading several books about the brutal Naval Battle of Guadalcanal
War Diary of USS PORTLAND from 11/01 to 11/20/1942
I managed to draw it under Shipbucket terms.
My first attempt. It took me a while.
Hull by Ian B. Roberts.
The reference for the superstructures and the main deck:
Warship Pictorial 1 USS INDIANAPOLIS CA-35
Profile Morskie No.143 USS PORTLAND 1942
Squadron Signal Warships #4 U.S. Heavy Cruisers in Action part 1
USS PORTLAND cruiser photo archive (June 1942):
ModelWarships.com forum about USS PORTLAND:
http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/vi ... 6&t=160958
USS PORTLAND in mid-late 1942 with
USN SC radar and SG radar,
Mark 27 Gun Director with Mark 3 radar for 8"/55 Mark 14 Gunhouse,
Mark 33 Gun Director for 5"/25 Mark 23 AA Gun,
Mark 44 Gun Director for 1.1"/75 Mark 1 AA Gun.