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USS Houston (CA-30)

Cruiser Warship

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.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 6/22/2018
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Year: 1930
Status: Lost-in-Service
Ships-in-Class: 6
Named Ships: USS Northampton (CA-26); USS Chester (CA-27); USS Louisville (CA-28); USS Chicago (CA-29); USS Houston (CA-30); USS Augusta (CA-31)
Complement: 785
Length: 600.2 ft (182.94 m)
Width: 66 ft (20.12 m)
Height: 23 ft (7.01 m)
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 kts (37 mph)
Range: 10,428 nm (12,000 miles; 19,312 km)
Operators: United States


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.

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