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USS Houston (CA-30)


Cruiser Warship


United States | 1930



"USS Houston CA-30 was completed and readied for service in 1930 but met her fate when sunk during the Battle of Sunda Straight in March 1942."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for USS Houston (CA-30).
8 x White-Forster boilers feeding 4 x Parsons reduction steam turbines developing 107,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts.
Propulsion
32.5 kts
37.4 mph
Surface Speed
10,428 nm
12,000 miles | 19,312 km
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of USS Houston (CA-30).
785
Personnel
Complement
600.2 ft
182.94 meters
O/A Length
66.0 ft
20.12 meters
Beam
23.0 ft
7.01 meters
Draught
9,200
tons
Displacement
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of USS Houston (CA-30).
9 x 8" (203mm) /55 caliber main guns in three triple-gunned turrets.
4 x 5" (127mm) /25 caliber Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns.
2 x 3-pounder (47mm) saluting guns.
6 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes.
Ships-in-Class (6)
Notable series variants as part of the USS Houston (CA-30) family line as relating to the Northampton-class group.
USS Northampton (CA-26); USS Chester (CA-27); USS Louisville (CA-28); USS Chicago (CA-29); USS Houston (CA-30); USS Augusta (CA-31)
Operators
Global operator(s) of the USS Houston (CA-30). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of the United States

[ United States ]
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