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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.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 11/22/2017
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Year: 1942
Ships-in-Class: 29
Named Ships: 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)
Complement: 1255
Length: 610 ft (185.93 m)
Width: 66.5 ft (20.27 m)
Height: 20 ft (6.10 m)
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 kts (37 mph)
Range: 11,001 nm (12,660 miles; 20,374 km)
Operators: United States


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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