Allied Warships

Heavy cruisers

New Orleans class

7 ships

The heavy cruiser USS San Francisco (CA 38) of the US Navy.

Technical information

TypeHeavy cruiser
Displacement9950 BRT 
Length588 feet 
Complement751 men 
Armament9 8"/55 guns (3x3).
8 5"/25 DP guns (8x1).
8 .5" AA.
4 aircraft, 2 catapults. 
Max speed32.5 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Notes on classThis class was very similar to the 2 ship Portland class that preceded it. 

US Navy US Navy ships of the New Orleans class

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USS Minneapolis (CA 36)
USS New Orleans (CA 32)
USS Astoria (i) (CA 34) Lost on 9 Aug 1942
USS Quincy (i) (CA 39) Lost on 9 Aug 1942
USS San Francisco (CA 38)
USS Tuscaloosa (CA 37)
USS Vincennes (i) (CA 44) Lost on 9 Aug 1942

7 Heavy cruisers of the New Orleans class. 3 of them were lost.

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