(CL-55) USS Cleveland

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Post  Kiwi's son on Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:17 am

Specifications:


Class and type: Light cruiser
Displacement: 10,000 tons
Length: 610 ft 1 in
Beam: 66 ft 6 in
Draft: 20 ft
Propulsion:

* General Electric turbines
* 4 boilers
* 4 shafts
* 100,000 shp

Speed: 32.5 kn (37.4 mph; 60.2 km/h)
Range: 11,000 nmi (20,000 km) @ 15 kn (17 mph; 28 km/h)
Complement: 1,255 officers and enlisted
Armament:

* 12 × 6 in (152 mm)/47 cal guns (4x3)
* 12 × 5 in (127 mm)/38 cal dual purpose guns (6x2)
* 32 × 40 mm Bofors guns (8x4)

Aircraft carried: 4 SOC Seagulls
Aviation facilities: 2 launch catapults


History:


USS Cleveland (CL-55) was the lead ship and one of the 26 United States Navy Cleveland class light cruisers completed during or shortly after World War II. She was the second ship to be named for the city of Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland was commissioned in June 1942, and saw extensive service in the war, in both the Mediterranean and Pacific theaters. Like almost all of her sister ships, she was decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, and never saw active service again. Cleveland was scrapped in the early 1960s.

more information and service records can be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Cleveland_%28CL-55%29
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