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USS Cleveland (CL-55)

Light Cruiser Warship

USS Cleveland (CL-55)

Light Cruiser Warship

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
SHIPS-IN-CLASS
ARMAMENT
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



World War 2 veteran USS Cleveland served as the lead ship of her Cleveland-class cruiser warship group.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1942
SHIP CLASS: Cleveland-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (29): USS Cleveland (CL-55); USS Columbia (CL-56); USS Montpelier (CL-57); USS Denver (CL-58); USS Santa Fe (CL-60); USS Birmingham (CL-62); USS Mobile (CL-63); USS Vincennes (CL-64); USS Pasadena (CL-65); USS Springfield (CL-66); USS Topeka (CL-67); USS Biloxi (CL-80); USS Vicksburg (CL-81); USS Providence (CL-82); USS Manchester (CL-83); USS Vicksburg (CL-86); USS Duluth (CL-87); USS Miami (CL-89); USS Wilkes-Barre (CL-90); USS Oklahoma City (CL-91); USS Little Rock (CL-92); USS Galveston (CL-93); USS Youngstown (CL-94); USS Amsterdam (CL-101); USS Portsmouth (CL-102); USS Wilkes-Barre (CL-103); USS Atlanta (CL-104); USS Dayton (CL-105)
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OPERATORS: United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base USS Cleveland (CL-55) design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW / COMPLEMENT: 1,255
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LENGTH: 610 feet (185.93 meters)
BEAM: 66.5 feet (20.27 meters)
DRAUGHT: 20 feet (6.10 meters)
DISPLACEMENT (SURFACE): 10,000 tons
PROPULSION: 4 x Boilers with 4 x General Electric turbines developing 100,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts.
SPEED (SURFACE): 32.5 knots (37 miles-per-hour)
RANGE: 11,001 nautical miles (12,660 miles; 20,374 kilometers)
ARMAMENT



12 x 6" (152mm) /47 caliber main guns (four triple-gunned turrets).
12 x 5" (127mm) /38 caliber Dual-Purpose (DP) guns (six twin-gunned turrets).
32 x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns (eight quad-gunned turrets).
AIR WING



4 x Curtiss SOC Seagull reconnaissance floatplanes.






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