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USS Galveston (CL-93) / (CLG-3)


Light Cruiser / Guided-Missile Cruiser Warship


USS Galveston was born during the fighting of World War 2 but not commissioned until the late-1950s.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 7/19/2017
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Specifications


Year: 1958
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: 66.3 ft (20.21 m)
Height: 25.5 ft (7.77 m)
Displacement (Surface): 12,000 tons
Propulsion: 4 x Steam boilers with 4 x Geared steam turbines driving 100,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts.
Speed (Surface): 32.5 kts (37 mph)
Range: 10,801 nm (12,430 miles; 20,004 km)
Operators: United States




Armament



4 x 6" (150mm) /47 caliber Mark 16 main guns in triple-gunned turrets.
6 x 5" (130mm) / 38 caliber Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns in twin-gunned turrets.
4 x 40mm Bofors AA guns in quadruple-gunned turrets
6 x 40mm Bofors AA guns in twin-gunned turrets
21 x 20mm Oerlikon AA guns in single-gunned turrets

Air Wing



4 x Curtiss SOC Seagull (or similar) floatplane aircraft (catapult-launched from two stern positions).
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