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USS Worcester (CL-144)

Light Cruiser Warship

USS Worcester CL-144 operated with the United States Navy from mid-1948 until late-1970.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 12/5/2018
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Year: 1948
Status: Decommissioned, Out-of-Service
Ships-in-Class: 4
Named Ships: USS Worcester (CL-144); USS Roanoke (CL-145); USS Vallejo (CL-146); USS Gary (CL-147)
Complement: 1400
Length: 680 ft (207.26 m)
Width: 71 ft (21.64 m)
Height: 26 ft (7.92 m)
Displacement (Surface): 14,700 tons
Propulsion: 4 x Boilers feeding 4 x General Electric steam turbines developing 120,000 horsepower and driving 4 x Shafts.
Speed (Surface): 33 kts (38 mph)
Range: 7,999 nm (9,205 miles; 14,814 km)
Operators: United States


12 x 6" (150mm) Dual-Purpose (DP) main guns.
24 x 3" (76mm) Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns.
12 x 20mm AA guns.

Air Wing

1 x Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk recoverable floatplane aircraft (until 1949); Sikorsky HO3-S Dragonfly helicopter (1949 on); Denny target drone (1949 on).
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