Sea Weapons

Heavy Cruiser

Wichita

USS Wichita (CA-45)

Preceded by:

New Orleans (1934)

Succeeded by:

Baltimore (1943)

Datafile

ClassWichita
TypeHeavy Cruiser
Year1937
Crew929
Dimensions
Length182.9 m (pp)
185.4 m
Beam18.8 m
Draught7.2 m
Displacement
Empty10,589 t
Loaded13,015 t
Performance
Speed61 km/h
Range18,520 km @ 28 km/h
Machinery
Shafts4
Turbines4 x Geared steam
100,000 hp
Parsons
Boilers8 x Babcock & Wilcox
Fuel: 15 t
Armament
Main9 x 203-mm/55 (3 x 3)
8"/55 Mk. 12
-10° / +41°

Anti-Aircraft8 x 127-mm (8 x 1)
5"/38 Mk. 12
8 x 13-mm (8 x 1)
M2 Browning
24 x 40-mm (4 x 4, 4 x 2)
Bofors
18 x 20-mm (18 x 1)
Oerlikon
Broadside1,368 kg
Armor
Belt102 - 152 mm
Deck57 mm
Barbettes178 mm
Gun turret38 - 203 mm
Conning tower57 - 152 mm
Aircraft
Aircraft4
Production
Built1
Total1

Registry

Ship Code Builder Laid Launch Comm Decomm Fate
Wichita CA-45 Philadelphia Navy28/10/3516/11/3716/02/3903/02/47Sold/Scrapped

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