Brooklyn class light cruisers (USN, CL-40)

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Brooklyn class light cruisers

specifications

Displacement: (Savannah) 9767t standard, 12,207t full load
Dimensions: 182.88m wl, 185.42m oa × 18.82m × 6.93m full load
Machinery: 4-shaft Parsons turbines, 8 Babcock & Wilcox boilers, 100,000shp = 32.5kts. Oil 1321-1982t, range 10,000nm at 15kts
Armour: Belt 5in on 0.625in STS, armoured deck 2in, barbettes 6in, turrets 6.5in face, 2in roof, 1.25in side and rear, CT 5in with 2.25in roof
Armament: 15-6in/47 (5 triples), 8-5in/25 (8 singles) (St Louis, Helena, 8-5in/38 (4 twins)), 8-0.5in, 4 aircraft
Complement: 868

units

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp History Note
CL-40 Brooklyn New York NYd 12 Mar 1935 30 Nov 1936 18 Jul 1938 3 Jan 1947 decom'd
9 Jan 1951 recom'd as Chilean
22 Jan 1951 stricken as USS
14 Jan 1992 decom'd
3 Nov 1992 lost en route for BU
Chilean O'Higgins
CL-41 Philadelphia Philadelphia NYd 28 May 1935 17 Nov 1936 28 Jul 1938 3 Feb 1947 stricken
9 Jan 1951 sold to Brazil
15 May 1973 decom'd
1974 BU
Brazilian Barroso
CL-42 Savannah New York SB 31 May 1934 8 May 1937 30 Aug 1938 3 Feb 1947 decom'd
1 Mar 1959 stricken
25 Jan 1966 sold for BU
CL-43 Nashville New York SB 24 Jan 1935 2 Oct 1937 25 Nov 1938 9 Jan 1951 sold to Chile, recom'd
1982 renamed Chacabuco
10 May 1982 decom'd
29 Apr 1983 sold for BU
Chilean Capitan Prat
CL-46 Phoenix New York SB 5 Apr 1935 12 Mar 1938 18 Mar 1939 27 Jan 1951 stricken
9 Apr 1951 to Argentina
17 Oct 1951 recom'd
2 May 1982 sunk (torpedoed)
10 May 1982 decom'd
Argentine General Belgrano
S of Falkland Is.
(55.24S/61.32W)
by HMS Conqueror
CL-47 Boise Newport News 1 Apr 1935 3 Dec 1936 1 Feb 1939 25 Jan 1951 to Argentina
11 Mar 1952 recom'd
1979 decom'd
1983 BU
Argentine Nueve de Julio
CL-48 Honolulu New York NYd 10 Sept 1935 26 Aug 1937 7 Sept 1938 3 Feb 1947 decom'd
1 Mar 1959 stricken
17 Nov 1959 sold for BU
CL-49 St. Louis Newport News 10 Dec 1936 15 Apr 1938 19 May 1939 22 Jan 1951 sold to Brazil
29 Jan 1951 recom'd
28 Jun 1976 decom'd
24 Aug 1980 lost en route for BU
Brazilian Tamandaré
CL-50 Helena New York NYd 9 Dec 1936 28 Aug 1938 14 Dec 1939 6 Jul 1943 sunk (action) middle Solomons
(7.46S/157.11E)

reference