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USS Rochester (CA-124)


Heavy Cruiser


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An Oregon City-class heavy cruiser, USS Rochester was born in the immediate post-World War 2 period and saw considerable wartime service in the upcoming Korean War.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 3/28/2016 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com


Specifications



Year:
1946
Ship Class [ Oregon City-class ]
Ships-in-Class [ 10 ] Ship Names: USS Oregon City (CA-122); USS Albany (CA-123/CG-10); USS Rochester (CA-124); USS Northampton (CA-125/CLC-1); USS Cambridge (CA-126; cancelled); USS Bridgeport (CA-127; cancelled); USS Kansas City (CA-128; cancelled); USS Tulsa (CA-129; cancelled); USS Norfolk (CA-137; cancelled); USS Scranton (CA-138; cancelled)
National flag of United States United States
- Blue Water Operations
- Fleet Support
- Hunter
- Direct-Attack
Length:
675 ft (205.74 m)
Width / Beam:
70.9 ft (21.61 m)
Height / Draught:
20.6 ft (6.28 m)
Displacement (Surface):
13,700 tons
General Electric turbines developing 120,000 horsepower.
Speed (Surface):
33 kts (38 mph)
9 x 8" /55 caliber main guns
12 x 5" /38 caliber guns
48 x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns
20 x 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
4 x Floatplane reconnaissance aircraft

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