Sea Weapons

Heavy Cruiser

New Orleans

USS San Francisco (CA-38)

Preceded by:

Portland (1932)

Succeeded by:

Wichita (1939)

Datafile

ClassNew Orleans
TypeHeavy Cruiser
Year1934
Crew868
Dimensions
Length176.2 m (pp)
179.2 m
Beam18.8 m
Draught6.9 m
Displacement
Empty10,136 t
Loaded12,463 t
Performance
Speed61 km/h
Range18,520 km @ 28 km/h
Machinery
Shafts4
Turbines4 x Geared steam
107,000 hp
Westinghouse
Boilers8 x Babcock & Wilcox
FuelOil: 1,241-1,861 t
Armament
Main9 x 203-mm/55 (3 x 3)
8"/55 Mk. 9
-10° / +41°

Anti-Aircraft8 x 127-mm (8 x 1)
5"/25 Mk. 10
8 x 13-mm (8 x 1)
M2 Browning
24 x 40-mm (6 x 4)
Bofors [1945]
16-28 x 20-mm (8-14 x 2, 26-28 x 1)
Oerlikon [1945]
Broadside1,062 kg
Armor
Belt76 - 127 mm
Deck57 mm
Barbettes127 - 152 mm
Gun turret38 - 152 mm
Aircraft
Aircraft4
Production
Built7
Total7

Registry

Ship Code Builder Laid Launch Comm Decomm Fate
New Orleans CA-32 New York N Yd14/03/3112/04/3318/04/3410/02/47Sold/Scrapped
Astoria CA-34 Puget Sound N Yd01/09/3016/12/3301/06/3409/08/42 Loss by surface ship
Minneapolis CA-36 Philadelphia N Yd27/06/3106/09/3320/06/3410/02/47Sold/Scrapped
Tuscaloosa CA-37 New York SB03/09/3115/11/3317/08/3413/02/46Sold/Scrapped
San Francisco CA-38 Mare Island N Yd09/09/3109/03/3323/04/3410/02/46Sold/Scrapped
Qunicy CA-39 Bethlehem15/11/3319/06/3509/06/3609/08/42 Loss by surface ship
Vincennes CA-44 Bethlehem02/01/3421/05/3621/02/3709/08/42 Loss by surface ship

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