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What does CL stand for?

CL stands for Light Cruiser (Cruiser-Light)

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13, 1944, during World War II, the light cruiser USS Nashville was badly damaged in a Japanese kamikaze attack off Negros Island in the Philippines that claimed 133 lives.
Heralded by many observers as an event akin to Eugene Ely's historic flight from a temporary deck built on the light cruiser USS Birmingham (CL 2) in 1910, the X-47B unmanned combat air system demonstrator ensured its place in Naval Aviation history on 14 May when it became the first aircraft to be launched from a carrier at sea without a human at the controls.
The British light cruiser played a key role throughout World War II, and this account documents their naval achievement and how they helped gain control of the seas during the war.