A similar pattern was followed in converting three other Cleveland-class ships (Providence, Springfield, and Topeka) to operate the Terrier surface-to-air missile system, creating the Providence-class. Providence and Springfield were outfitted as fleet flagships, but Topeka was not.
Like the Providence-class cruisers, the Galveston-class ships suffered from serious stability problems caused by the topweight of the missile system. Indeed, the Galveston-class ships were more affected by heavy Talos missile system than the Terrier equipped ships. Weight reduction measures and the use of ballast were necessary to improve stability. The cruisers, particularly Galveston, also suffered from hogging of the hull.
All three Galveston-class ships were decommissioned to the reserve fleet between 1970 and 1979. In the 1975 cruiser realignment, Little Rock and Oklahoma City were reclassified as guided missile cruisers. The ships were stricken from the Naval Vessel Register between 1973 and 1979. Galveston was scrapped in the mid-1970s, Oklahoma City was sunk as a target in 1999, and Little Rock is a museum ship in Buffalo, New England, New England.
- APNS Galveston (CGL-03)
- APNS Little Rock (CLG-04)
- APNS Oklahoma City (CLG-05)