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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 | Last Edited: 6/22/2018






Specifications



Year:
1930
Status
Lost-in-Service
Complement
785 Personnel
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)
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- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
Length:
600.2 ft (182.94 m)
Width / Beam:
66 ft (20.12 m)
Height / Draught:
23 ft (7.01 m)
Displacement (Surface):
9,200 tons
8 x White-Forster boilers feeding 4 x Parsons reduction steam turbines developing 107,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts.
Speed (Surface):
33 kts (37 mph)
Range:
10,428 nm (12,000 miles; 19,312 km)
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.
None.

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