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USS Houston (CA-30)

Cruiser Warship

USS Houston (CA-30)

Cruiser Warship

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
SHIPS-IN-CLASS
ARMAMENT
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



USS Houston CA-30 was completed and readied for service in 1930 but met her fate when sunk during the Battle of Sunda Straight in March 1942.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1930
STATUS: Lost-in-Service
SHIP CLASS: Northampton-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (6): USS Northampton (CA-26); USS Chester (CA-27); USS Louisville (CA-28); USS Chicago (CA-29); USS Houston (CA-30); USS Augusta (CA-31)
OPERATORS: United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base USS Houston (CA-30) design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 785
LENGTH: 600.2 feet (182.94 meters)
BEAM: 66 feet (20.12 meters)
DRAUGHT: 23 feet (7.01 meters)
DISPLACEMENT (SURFACE): 9,200 tons
PROPULSION: 8 x White-Forster boilers feeding 4 x Parsons reduction steam turbines developing 107,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts.
SPEED (SURFACE): 32.5 knots (37 miles-per-hour)
RANGE: 10,428 nautical miles (12,000 miles; 19,312 kilometers)
ARMAMENT



9 x 8" (203mm) /55 caliber main guns in three triple-gunned turrets.
4 x 5" (127mm) /25 caliber Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns.
2 x 3-pounder (47mm) saluting guns.
6 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes.
AIR WING



None.