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USS Providence (CL-82)


Light Cruiser Warship (1945)


Naval Warfare

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USS Providence, part of the large Cleveland-class cruiser group, was commissioned only after World War 2 ended but managed to see combat in the Vietnam War.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 11/01/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Specifications



Service Year
1945

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Status
DECOMMISSIONED
Destroyed, Scrapped.
Complement
1,255
PERSONNEL


Class
Cleveland-class
Number-in-Class
29
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


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)


National flag of the United States United States (retired)
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Offshore Bombardment
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Land-Attack
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
Maritime Patrol
Active patroling of vital waterways and maritime areas; can also serve as local deterrence against airborne and seaborne threats.
Airspace Denial / Deterrence
Neutralization or deterrence of airborne elements through onboard ballistic of missile weaponry.
Fleet Support
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.


Length
610.0 ft
185.93 m
Beam
66.3 ft
20.21 m
Draught
25.5 ft
7.77 m
Displacement
12,000
tons


Installed Power: 4 x Steam boilers feeding 4 x Geared steam turbines developing 100,000 horsepower to 4 x Shafts.
Surface Speed
32.5 kts
(37.4 mph)
Range
11,001 nm
(12,660 mi | 20,374 km)


kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
Original:
12 x 6" (150mm) /47 caliber main guns in four triple-gunned turrets.
12 x 5" (128mm) /38 caliber Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns in six twin-gunned turrets.
16 x 40mm Bofors AA guns in four quad-gunned emplacements.
12 x 40mm Bofors AA guns in six twin-gunned emplacements.
10 x 20mm Oerlikon AA guns in single-gunned emplacements.

Post-1960:
3 x 6" (150mm) /47 main guns in a single triple-gunned turret.
2 x 5" (127mm) / 38 caliber guns in a single twin-gunned turret.
1 x Mark 9 RIM-2 "Terrier" Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) in twin-launcher mounting.


Supported Types


Graphical image of a historical warship turreted main gun armament
Graphical image of an aircraft automatic cannon
Graphical image of an air-to-air missile weapon


(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
Original:
4 x Recoverable floatplane aircraft (Curtiss SOC Seagull).


Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
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