Des Moines class heavy cruisers (USN, CA-134)

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Des Moines class heavy cruisers

specifications

Displacement: (Des Moines) 17,255t standard, 20,934t full load
Dimensions: 213.36m wl, 218.39m oa × 22.96m × 7.92m full load
Machinery: 4-shaft General Electric turbines, 4 Babcock & Wilcox boilers, 120,000shp = 33kts (at 19,930t). Oil 3000t, range 10,500nm at 15kts
Armour: Belt 6in-4in, deck 3.5in plus 0.75in and 1in weather deck, bulkheads 5in-4in, barbettes 6.3in, turrets 8in face, 4in roof, 3.75in-2in side, 1.5in rear, armoured pilot house 6.5in-5.5in
Armament: 9-8in/55 (3 triples), 12-5in/38 (6 twins), 24-3in/50 (12 twins), 24-20mm (12 twins), 4 aircraft
Complement: 1799

units

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
CA-134 Des Moines Bethlehem, Quincy 28 May 1945 27 Sept 1946 17 Nov 1948 9 Jul 1991 stricken
CA-139 Salem Bethlehem, Quincy 4 Jun 1945 25 Mar 1947 9 May 1949 7 Dec 1991 stricken
CA-140 Dallas Bethlehem, Qiuncy 6 Jun 1946 cancelled
CA-148 Newport News Newport News 1 Oct 1945 6 Mar 1947 29 Jan 1949 31 Jul 1978 stricken