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USS Worcester (CL-144)

Light Cruiser Warship

USS Worcester (CL-144)

Light Cruiser Warship

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SPECIFICATIONS
SHIPS-IN-CLASS
ARMAMENT
HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



USS Worcester CL-144 operated with the United States Navy from mid-1948 until late-1970.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1948
STATUS: Decommissioned, Out-of-Service
SHIP CLASS: Worcester-class
SHIPS-IN-CLASS (4): USS Worcester (CL-144); USS Roanoke (CL-145); USS Vallejo (CL-146); USS Gary (CL-147)
OPERATORS: United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the base USS Worcester (CL-144) design. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 1,400
LENGTH: 680 feet (207.26 meters)
BEAM: 71 feet (21.64 meters)
DRAUGHT: 26 feet (7.92 meters)
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 knots (38 miles-per-hour)
RANGE: 7,999 nautical miles (9,205 miles; 14,814 kilometers)
ARMAMENT



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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