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USS Cleveland (CL-55)


Light Cruiser Warship


United States | 1942



"World War 2 veteran USS Cleveland served as the lead ship of her Cleveland-class cruiser warship group."



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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for USS Cleveland (CL-55).
4 x Boilers with 4 x General Electric turbines developing 100,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts.
Propulsion
32.5 kts
37.4 mph
Surface Speed
11,001 nm
12,660 miles | 20,374 km
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of USS Cleveland (CL-55).
1,255
Personnel
Complement
610.0 ft
185.93 meters
O/A Length
66.5 ft
20.27 meters
Beam
20.0 ft
6.10 meters
Draught
10,000
tons
Displacement
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of USS Cleveland (CL-55).
12 x 6" (152mm) /47 caliber main guns (four triple-gunned turrets).
12 x 5" (127mm) /38 caliber Dual-Purpose (DP) guns (six twin-gunned turrets).
32 x 40mm Bofors Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns (eight quad-gunned turrets).
Air Arm
Available supported fixed-wing / rotary-wing aircraft featured in the design of USS Cleveland (CL-55).
4 x Curtiss SOC Seagull reconnaissance floatplanes.
Ships-in-Class (29)
Notable series variants as part of the USS Cleveland (CL-55) family line as relating to the Cleveland-class group.
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)
Operators
Global operator(s) of the USS Cleveland (CL-55). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of the United States

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Image of the USS Cleveland (CL-55)
Image from the Public Domain.

Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
BLUE WATER SERVICE
OFFSHORE BOMBARDMENT
LAND-ATTACK
MARITIME PATROL
AIRSPACE DENIAL
FLEET SUPPORT
SHIP-TO-SHORE
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
Going Further...
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