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USS Cleveland (CL-55)

United States (1942)
Picture of USS Cleveland (CL-55) Light Cruiser Warship

World War 2 veteran USS Cleveland served as the lead ship of her Cleveland-class cruiser warship group.


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National Origin: United States
Service Year / Commissioned: 1942
Classification Type: Light Cruiser Warship
Ship Class: Cleveland-class
Number-in-Class: 29
Global Operators:
United States
Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Operating Weights:

Operational
CREW


Personnel
1,255

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Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
610 ft


Meters
185.93 m


Dimension
BEAM


Feet
66.5 ft


Meters
20.27 m


Dimension
DRAUGHT


Feet
20 ft


Meters
6.10 m


Displacement
SURFACE


Tons
10,000 t

Installed Power / Machinery - Standard Day Performance:
4 x Boilers with 4 x General Electric turbines developing 100,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts.

Performance
SPEED


Knots
32.5 kts


Miles-per-Hour
37 mph


Performance
RANGE


Nautical Miles
11,001 nm


Miles
12,660 mi


Miles
20,374 km

Armament / Air Wing:

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).

Aircraft:
4 x Curtiss SOC Seagull reconnaissance floatplanes.
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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