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USS Pensacola (CA-24)

The heavy cruiser USS Pensacola (CA-24) underway during happier times.

The Pensacola-class of United States Navy (and later American People's Navy) heavy cruisers were the first "treaty cruisers", designed under the limitations set by the Washington Naval Treaty, which limited cruisers to a maximum of 10,000 tons displacement and a maximum main battery caliber of 8 inches.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Heavy Cruiser
  • Service Period: 1928-1947
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 585 feet 6 inches (178.46 meters)
    • Beam: 65 feet (19.81 meters)
    • Draft: 19 feet 6 inches (5.94 meters)
    • Displacement: 9,100 tons (standard); 11,512 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 1,200
  • Propulsion: 4 × Parsons geared steam turbines, 8 × White-Forster boilers, 4 × shafts, 107,000 shp
  • Range: 10,000 nautical miles (18,520 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 32.5 knots (60.19 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 10 × 8"/55-caliber Mk.9/14 naval guns guns (2x2, 2x3)
    • 8 × 5"/25-caliber Mk.10 guns (8x1)
    • 6 × 1.1"/75-caliber Mk.1 anti-aircraft guns (4x4) (as built)
    • 24 × Bofors 40mm/60-caliber guns (1943)
    • 28 × Oerlikon 20mm/70-caliber cannons (1943)
    • 6 × 21" torpedo tubes (removed before 1941)
  • Armour:
    • Belt: 4-inches (101.6 mm)
    • Deck: 1.75-inches (44.45 mm)
    • Turrets: 2.5-inches (63.5 mm)
    • Barbettes: .75-inches (19.05 mm)
    • Conning Tower: 1.25-inches (31.75 mm)

Unit RunEdit

  • APNS Pensacola (CA-24)
  • APNS Salt Lake City (CA-25)
American People's Navy ship classes of World War II
Aircraft Carriers Lexington · APNS Ranger · Yorktown · People's Republic · Freedom
Light Carriers Independence · Saipan
Battleships Wyoming · New York · Nevada · Pennsylvania · New Mexico · Tennessee · Colorado · North Carolina · South Dakota · Iowa · Union
Battlecruisers Alaska
Heavy Cruisers Pensacola · Northampton · Portland · New Orleans · APNS Wichita · Baltimore · Oregon City · Des Moines
Light Cruisers Omaha · Brooklyn · St. Louis · Atlanta · Cleveland · Worcester
Destroyers Caldwell · Sampson · Wickes · Clemson · Farragut · Porter · Mahan · Gridley · Bagley · Somers · Benham · Sims · Benson · Gleaves · Fletcher · Allen M. Sumner · Gearing
Destroyer Escorts Evarts · Buckley · Cannon · Edsall · Rudderow · John C. Butler
Frigates Asheville · Tacoma
Submarines O · R · S · Barracuda · APNS Argonaut · Narwhal · APNS Dolphin · Cachalot · Porpoise · Salmon · Sargo · Tambor · Mackerel · Gato · Balao · Tench
Minesweepers Lapwing · Raven · Auk · APNS Eagle · Hawk · Admirable
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