Sea Weapons

Light Cruiser

Brooklyn

USS Boise (CL-47)
USS Brooklyn (1939)
USS Savannah (1944)

Preceded by:

Omaha (1923)

Succeeded by:

Atlanta (1942)

Datafile

ClassBrooklynSt. Louis
TypeLight CruiserLight Cruiser
Year19381939
Crew868868
Dimensions
Length182.9 m (pp)
185.4 m
182.9 m (pp)
185.4 m
Beam18.8 m18.8 m
Draught6.9 m6.9 m
Displacement
Empty9,475-9,800 t10,560 t
Loaded12,243-12,700 t13,327 t
Performance
Speed60 km/h60 km/h
Range18,520 km @ 28 km/h
18,520 km @ 28 km/h
Machinery
Shafts44
Turbines4 x Geared steam
100,000 hp
Parsons
4 x Geared steam
100,000 hp
Parsons
Boilers8 x Babcock & Wilcox8 x Babcock & Wilcox
FuelOil: 1,321-1,982 tOil: 1,321-1,982 t
Armament
Main15 x 152-mm/47 (5 x 3)
6"/47 Mk. 16
-5° / +40°

15 x 152-mm/47 (5 x 3)
6"/47 Mk. 16
-5° / +40°

Anti-Aircraft8 x 127-mm (8 x 1)
5"/25 Mk. 10
8 x 13-mm (8 x 1)
M2 Browning
24-28 x 40-mm (4 x 4, 4-6 x 2)
Bofors [1945]
18-20 x 20-mm (9-10 x 2, 18-19 x 1)
Oerlikon [1945]
8 x 127-mm (4 x 2)
5"/38 Mk. 12
8 x 13-mm (8 x 1)
M2 Browning
28 x 40-mm (4 x 4, 6 x 2)
Bofors [1945]
8 x 20-mm (8 x 1)
Oerlikon [1945]
Broadside885 kg885 kg
Armor
Belt127 mm127 mm
Deck51 mm51 mm
Barbettes152 mm152 mm
Gun turret32 - 165 mm32 - 165 mm
Conning tower57 - 127 mm57 - 127 mm
Aircraft
Aircraft44
Production
Built77
Total9

Registry

Ship Code Builder Laid Launch Comm Decomm Fate
Brooklyn CL-40 New York N Yd12/03/3530/11/3618/07/3803/01/47Transferred
Philadelphia CL-41 Philadelphia N Yd28/05/3517/11/3628/07/3803/02/47Transferred
Savannah CL-42 New York SB31/05/3408/05/3730/08/3803/02/47Sold/Scrapped
Nashville CL-43 New York SB24/01/3502/10/3725/11/3824/06/46Transferred
Phoenix CL-46 New York SB15/04/3512/03/3818/03/3903/07/46Transferred
Boise CL-47 Newport News SB01/04/3503/12/3601/02/3901/07/46Transferred
Honolulu CL-48 New York N Yd10/09/3526/08/3707/09/3803/02/47Sold/Scrapped
St. Louis:
St. Louis CL-49 Newport News SB10/12/3615/04/3819/05/3920/06/46Transferred
Helena CL-50 New York N Yd09/12/3628/08/3814/12/3906/07/43 Loss by surface ship
Transfers:
Ship Code Former Code Comm Decomm Fate
Diecisiete de Octubre / General Belgrano C4 Phoenix CL-46 09/04/5102/05/82 Loss by submarine
Nueve de Julio C5 Boise CL-47 11/01/511978Sold/Scrapped
Barroso C11 Philadelphia CL-41 09/01/511973Sold/Scrapped
Tamandare C12 St. Louis CL-49 22/01/5128/06/76Sold/Scrapped
O'Higgins CL-02 Brooklyn CL-40 09/01/5114/01/92Sunk under tow
Capitán Prat / Chacabuco CL-03 Nashville CL-43 09/01/5110/05/82Sold/Scrapped

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