Sea Weapons

Heavy Cruiser

Northampton

USS Northampton (CA-26)
USS Houston (1935)
USS Louisville (1945)

Preceded by:

Pensacola (1929)

Succeeded by:

Portland (1932)

Datafile

ClassNorthampton
TypeHeavy Cruiser
Year1930
Crew667
Dimensions
Length177.4 m (pp)
183.0 m
Beam20.1 m
Draught5.9 m
Displacement
Empty9,006 t
Loaded11,420 t
Performance
Speed60 km/h
Range18,520 km @ 28 km/h
Machinery
Shafts4
Turbines4 x Geared steam
107,000 hp
Parsons
Boilers8 x White-Forster
FuelOil: 1,417-2,108 t
Armament
Main9 x 203-mm/55 (3 x 3)
8"/55 Mk. 9
-10° / +41°

Anti-Aircraft4 x 127-mm (4 x 1)
5"/25 Mk. 10
20 x 40-mm (5 x 4)
Bofors [1945]
26 x 20-mm (13 x 2)
Oerlikon [1945]
Torpedo tubes2x3 x (21-in)
Broadside1,062 kg
Armor
Belt76 - 95 mm
Deck25 - 51 mm
Barbettes38 mm
Gun turret19 - 64 mm
Aircraft
Aircraft4
Production
Built6
Total6

Registry

Ship Code Builder Laid Launch Comm Decomm Fate
Northampton CL-26 Bethlehem12/04/2805/09/2917/05/3001/12/42 Loss by surface ship
Chester CL-27 New York SB06/03/2803/07/2924/06/3010/06/46Sold/Scrapped
Louisville CL-28 Puget Sound N Yd04/07/2801/09/3015/01/3117/06/46Sold/Scrapped
Chicago CL-29 Mare Island N Yd10/09/2810/04/3009/03/3130/01/43 Loss by aircraft
Houston CL-30 Newport News SB01/05/2807/09/2917/06/3001/03/42 Loss by surface ship
Augusta CL-31 Newport News SB02/07/2801/02/3030/01/3116/07/46Sold/Scrapped

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