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

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

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USS Cleveland (CL-55)

Service Year: 1942
Type: Light Cruiser Warship
National Origin: United States
Ship Class: Cleveland-class
Number-in-Class: 29

Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

Complement (Crew): 1,255
Length: 610 feet (185.93 meters)
Beam (Width): 66.5 feet (20.27 meters)
Draught (Height): 20 feet (6.10 meters)

Surface Displacement: 10,000 tons

Installed Power and Base Performance

Engine(s): 4 x Boilers with 4 x General Electric turbines developing 100,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts.

Surface Speed: 32.5 knots (37 mph)
Operational Range: 11,001 nautical miles (12,660 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.

Global Operators

United States

Ships-in-Class / Group (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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