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USS Providence (CL-82)

United States (1945)
Picture of USS Providence (CL-82) Light Cruiser Warship

USS Providence, part of the large Cleveland-class cruiser group, was commissioned only after World War 2 ended but managed to see combat in the Vietnam War.


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National Origin: United States
Service Year / Commissioned: 1945
Classification Type: Light Cruiser Warship
Ship Class: Cleveland-class
Number-in-Class: 29
Global Operators:
United States (retired)
Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Operating Weights:

Operational
CREW


Personnel
1,255

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Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
610 ft


Meters
185.93 m


Dimension
BEAM


Feet
66.3 ft


Meters
20.21 m


Dimension
DRAUGHT


Feet
25.5 ft


Meters
7.77 m


Displacement
SURFACE


Tons
12,000 t

Installed Power / Machinery - Standard Day Performance:
4 x Steam boilers feeding 4 x Geared steam turbines developing 100,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts.

Performance
SPEED


Knots
32.5 kts


Miles-per-Hour
37 mph


Performance
RANGE


Nautical Miles
11,001 nm


Miles
12,660 mi


Miles
20,374 km

Armament / Air Wing:

Original:
12 x 6" (150mm) /47 caliber main guns in four triple-gunned turrets.
12 x 5" (130mm) /38 caliber Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns in six twin-gunned turrets.
16 x 40mm Bofors AA guns in four quad-gunned emplacements.
12 x 40mm Bofors AA guns in six twin-gunned emplacements.
10 x 20mm Oerlikon AA guns in single-gunned emplacements.

Post-1960:
3 x 6" (150mm) /47 main guns in a single triple-gunned turret.
2 x 5" (130mm) / 38 caliber guns in a single twin-gunned turret.
1 x Mark 9 RIM-2 "Terrier" Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) in twin-launcher mounting.

Aircraft:
Original:
4 x Recoverable floatplane aircraft (Curtiss SOC Seagull).
Ships-in-Class (29):

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)
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