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USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser Warship (United States)

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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USS Houston (CA-30)

Service Year: 1930
Type: Cruiser Warship
National Origin: United States
Ship Class: Northampton-class

Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)

Complement (Crew): 785
Length: 600.2 feet (182.94 meters)
Beam (Width): 66 feet (20.12 meters)
Draught (Height): 23 feet (7.01 meters)

Surface Displacement: 9,200 tons

Installed Power and Base Performance

Engine(s): 8 x White-Forster boilers feeding 4 x Parsons reduction steam turbines developing 107,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts.

Surface Speed: 32.5 knots (37 mph)
Operational Range: 10,428 nautical miles (12,000 miles, 19,312 km)

Armament / Air Wing

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.

Aircraft: None.

Global Operators

United States

Ships-in-Class / Group ()

USS Northampton (CA-26); USS Chester (CA-27); USS Louisville (CA-28); USS Chicago (CA-29); USS Houston (CA-30); USS Augusta (CA-31)