USS Chester (CS-1); USS Birmingham (CS-2); USS Salem (CS-3)
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Offshore bombardment / attack of surface targets / areas primarily through onboard ballistic weaponry.
Offshore strike of surface targets primarily through onboard missile / rocket weaponry.
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.
Serving in support (either firepower or material) of the main surface fleet in Blue Water environments.
423.0 ft 128.93 m
47.0 ft 14.33 m
16.8 ft 5.12 m
12 x Fore River boiler units feeding 2 x Curtis steam turbines developing 19,578 horsepower and driving 2 x Shafts.
24.0 kts (27.6 mph)
2 x 5" (130mm) /50 caliber Mark 6 main guns.
6 x 3" (76mm) /50 caliber Rapid-Fire (RF) guns.
2 x 3-pounder (47mm) Driggs-Schroeder saluting guns.
2 x 21" (533mm) torpedo tubes.
(Not all weapon types may be represented in the showcase above)
Ribbon graphics not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective naval campaigns / operations / periods.
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