Sea Weapons

Heavy Cruiser

Baltimore

USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
Baltimore-class
Oregon City-class

Preceded by:

Wichita (1939)

Related:

Boston (1955)
Albany (1962)

Succeeded by:

Des Moines (1948)

Datafile

ClassBaltimore
TypeHeavy Cruiser
Year1943
Crew2,039
Dimensions
Length202.4 m (pp)
205.3 m
Beam21.6 m
Draught7.3 m
Displacement
Empty14,472 t
Loaded17,031 t
Performance
Speed61 km/h
Range18,520 km @ 28 km/h
Machinery
Shafts4
Turbines4 x Geared steam
120,000 hp
General Electric
Boilers4 x Babcock & Wilcox
FuelOil: 1,200-2,250 t
Armament
Main9 x 203-mm/55 (3 x 3)
8"/55 Mk. 12
-10° / +41°

Anti-Aircraft12 x 127-mm (6 x 2)
5"/38 Mk. 12
48 x 40-mm (12 x 4)
Bofors
20-28 x 20-mm (20-28 x 1)
Oerlikon
Broadside1,368 kg
Armor
Belt102 - 152 mm
Deck64 mm
Barbettes160 mm
Gun turret51 - 203 mm
Conning tower76 - 152 mm
Aircraft
Aircraft4
Production
Built14
Total18

Registry

Ship Code Builder Laid Launch Comm Decomm Fate
Baltimore CA-68 Bethlehem26/05/4128/07/4215/04/4331/05/56Sold/Scrapped
Boston CA-69 Bethlehem30/06/4126/08/4230/06/4329/10/46Rebuilt/Converted
Canberra CA-70 Bethlehem03/09/4119/04/4314/10/4307/03/47Rebuilt/Converted
Quincy CA-71 Bethlehem09/10/4123/06/4315/12/4302/07/54Sold/Scrapped
Pittsburgh CA-72 Bethlehem03/02/4322/02/4410/10/4428/08/56Sold/Scrapped
Saint Paul CA-73 Bethlehem03/02/4316/09/4417/02/4530/04/71Sold/Scrapped
Columbus CA-74 Bethlehem28/06/4330/11/4408/06/4508/05/59Rebuilt/Converted
Helena CA-75 Bethlehem09/09/4328/04/4504/09/4529/06/63Sold/Scrapped
Bremerton CA-130 New York SB01/02/4302/07/4429/04/4529/07/60Sold/Scrapped
Fall River CA-131 New York SB12/04/4313/08/4401/07/4531/10/47Sold/Scrapped
Macon CA-132 New York SB14/06/4315/10/4426/08/4510/03/61Sold/Scrapped
Toledo CA-133 New York SB13/09/4306/05/4527/10/4621/05/60Sold/Scrapped
Los Angeles CA-135 Philadelphia N Yd28/07/4320/08/4422/07/4515/11/63Sold/Scrapped
Chicago CA-136 Philadelphia N Yd28/07/4320/08/4410/01/4506/06/47Rebuilt/Converted
Oregon City:
Oregon City CA-122 Bethlehem08/04/4409/06/4516/02/4615/12/47Sold/Scrapped
Albany CA-123 Bethlehem06/03/4411/06/4615/06/4630/06/58Rebuilt/Converted
Rochester CA-124 Bethlehem29/05/4428/08/4520/12/4615/08/61Sold/Scrapped
Northampton CLC-1 Bethlehem31/08/4427/01/5107/03/5308/04/70Struck
Cambridge CA-126 Bethlehem16/12/44---Cancelled, scrapped
Bridgeport CA-127 Bethlehem13/01/45---Cancelled, scrapped
Kansas City CA-128 Bethlehem09/07/45---Cancelled, scrapped
Tulsa CA-129 Bethlehem----Cancelled
Norfolk CA-137 Philadelphia N Yd27/12/44---Cancelled
Scranton CA-138 Philadelphia N Yd27/12/44---Cancelled

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