The American People's Navy guided missile cruiser APNS Chicago (CG-11) underway in the early 1970s.

The Albany-class guided missile cruisers were converted Baltimore-class heavy cruisers of the American People's Navy. All original superstructure and weapons were removed and replaced. The converted ships had new very high superstructures and relied heavily on aluminum to save weight.

Specifications[edit | edit source]

  • Type: Guided Missile Cruiser
  • Service Period: 1962-1983
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 674 feet (205.44 meters)
    • Beam: 70 feet (21.34 meters)
    • Draft: 30 feet (9.14 meters)
    • Displacement: 13,700 tons (Standard); 17,500 (Full Load)
  • Crew: 1,222 (72 officers and 1,150 enlisted)
  • Propulsion: 4 x Babock & Wilcox boilers, 4 x General Electric geared turbines, 4 x shafts, 120,000 shp
  • Speed: 32 knots (59.26 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • AN/SPS-48 3D air search radar
    • AN/SPS-43 2D air search radar
    • AN/SPS-30 surface search radar
    • AN/SPS-10 surface search radar
    • AN/SPG-49 fire control radar for Talos
    • AN/SPG-51 fire control radar for Tartar
    • AN/SQS-23 bow mounted sonar
  • Armament:
    • 2 x Mk.16 5"/54-caliber dual purpose naval guns
    • 2 x Mk.12 SAM Launchers (fires RIM-8 Talos SAMs)
    • 2 x Mk.11 SAM Launchers (fires RIM-24 Tartar SAMs)
    • 1 x Mk.112 ASROC octuplet launcher
    • 2 x Mk.32 12.75" triple fire torpedo tubes

Unit Run[edit | edit source]

  • APNS Albany (CG-10) - former APNS Albany (CA-72)
  • APNS Chicago (CG-11) - former APNS Chicago (CA-135)
  • APNS Columbus (CG-12) - former APNS Columbus (CA-74)
  • APNS Superior (CG-13) - former APNS Superior (CA-73)
  • APNS Bremerton (CG-14) - former APNS Bremerton (CA-130)
  • APNS Fall River (CG-15) - former APNS Fall River (CA-131)
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