Northampton class heavy cruisers (USN, CA-26)

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Northampton class heavy cruisers

specifications

Displacement: (Northampton) 9006t standard, 11,420t full load
Dimensions: 177.40m wl, 182.96m oa × 20.14m × 5.92m full load
Machinery: 4-shaft Parsons turbines, 8 White-Forster boilers, 107,000shp = 32.5kts. Oil 1417-2108t, range 10,000nm at 15kts
Armour: Belt 3in over machinery with 1in deck, 3.75in side and 2in deck over magazines, barbettes 1.5in, gunhouses 2.5in face, 2in roof, 0.75in side and rear
Armament: 9-8in/55 (3 triples), 4-5in/25 (4 singles), 6-21in TT (2 triples), 4 aircraft
Complement: 657 (CA29/30 734-748 plus staffs)

units

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
CA-26 Northampton Bethlehem, Quincy 12 Appr 1928 5 Sept 1929 May 1930 1 Dec 1942 sunk
CA-27 Chester New York SB 6 Mar 1928 3 Jul 1929 Jun 1930 Nov 1959 BU
CA-28 Louisville Puget Sound NYd 4 Jul 1928 1 Sept 1930 Mar 1931 1960 BU
CA-29 Chicago Mare Island NYd 10 Sept 1928 10 Apr 1930 Mar 1931 30 Jan 1943 sunk
CA-30 Houston Newport News 1 May 1928 7 Sept 1929 Jun 1930 1 Mar 1942 sunk
CA-31 Augusta Newport News 2 Jul 1928 1 Feb 1930 Jan 1931 Apr 1960 BU