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USS Rochester (CA-124)

Heavy Cruiser

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 | Edited: 3/28/2016
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Year: 1946
Ships-in-Class: 10
Named Ships: 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)
Complement: 1142
Length: 675 ft (205.74 m)
Width: 70.9 ft (21.61 m)
Height: 20.6 ft (6.28 m)
Displacement (Surface): 13,700 tons
Propulsion: General Electric turbines developing 120,000 horsepower.
Speed (Surface): 33 kts (38 mph)
Operators: United States


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

Air Wing

4 x Floatplane reconnaissance aircraft
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