Sea Weapons

Light Cruiser

Cleveland

USS Columbia (CL-56)
Cleveland-class
Fargo-class

Preceded by:

Atlanta (1942)

Related:

Galveston (1958)

Succeeded by:

Worcester (1948)

Datafile

ClassClevelandFargo
TypeLight CruiserLight Cruiser
Year19421945
Crew1,2851,285
Dimensions
Length182.9 m (pp)
186.0 m
182.9 m (pp)
186.0 m
Beam20.2 m20.2 m
Draught7.5 m7.5 m
Displacement
Empty11,130-11,734 t11,890 t
Loaded13,897-14,144 t14,464 t
Performance
Speed60 km/h60 km/h
Range20,372 km @ 28 km/h
20,372 km @ 28 km/h
Machinery
Shafts44
Turbines4 x Geared steam
100,000 hp
General Electric
4 x Geared steam
100,000 hp
General Electric
Boilers4 x Babcock & Wilcox4 x Babcock & Wilcox
FuelOil: 1,507-2,100 tOil: 1,507-2,100 t
Armament
Main12 x 152-mm/47 (4 x 3)
6"/47 Mk. 16
-5° / +40°

12 x 152-mm/47 (4 x 3)
6"/47 Mk. 16
-5° / +40°

Anti-Aircraft12 x 127-mm (6 x 2)
5"/38 Mk. 12
28 x 40-mm (4 x 4, 6 x 2)
Bofors
10 x 20-mm (10 x 1)
Oerlikon
12 x 127-mm (6 x 2)
5"/38 Mk. 12
28 x 40-mm (6 x 4, 2 x 2)
Bofors
28 x 20-mm (14 x 2)
Oerlikon
Broadside708 kg708 kg
Armor
Belt89 - 127 mm89 - 127 mm
Bulkhead127 mm127 mm
Deck51 mm51 mm
Barbettes152 mm152 mm
Gun turret38 - 165 mm38 - 165 mm
Conning tower57 - 127 mm-0 - 0 mm
Aircraft
Aircraft42
Production
Built272
Total12

Registry

Ship Code Builder Laid Launch Comm Decomm Fate
Cleveland CL-55 New York SB01/07/4001/11/4115/06/4207/02/47Sold/Scrapped
Columbia CL-56 New York SB18/08/4017/12/4129/07/4230/11/46Sold/Scrapped
Montpelier CL-57 New York SB02/12/4012/02/4209/09/4224/01/47Sold/Scrapped
Denver CL-58 New York SB26/12/4004/04/4215/10/4207/02/47Sold/Scrapped
Amsterdam CL-59 New York SB01/05/4122/08/42--Cancelled, rebuilt
Santa Fe CL-60 New York SB07/06/4110/06/4224/11/4229/10/46Sold/Scrapped
Tallahassee CL-61 New York SB02/06/4118/10/42--Cancelled, rebuilt
Birmingham CL-62 Newport News SB17/02/4120/03/4229/01/4302/01/47Sold/Scrapped
Mobile CL-63 Newport News SB14/04/4115/05/4224/03/4309/05/47Sold/Scrapped
Vincennes CL-64 Bethlehem07/03/4217/07/4321/01/4410/09/46Sunk as target
Pasadena CL-65 Bethlehem06/02/4328/12/4308/06/4412/01/50Sold/Scrapped
Springfield CL-66 Bethlehem13/02/4309/03/4409/09/4430/09/49Rebuilt/Converted
Topeka CL-67 Bethlehem21/04/4319/08/4423/12/4418/06/49Rebuilt/Converted
New Haven CL-76 New York SB11/08/4106/11/42--Cancelled, rebuilt
Huntington CL-77 New York SB17/11/4117/01/43--Cancelled, rebuilt
Dayton CL-78 New York SB29/12/4128/02/43--Cancelled, rebuilt
Wilmington CL-79 New York SB16/03/4204/04/43--Cancelled, rebuilt
Biloxi CL-80 Newport News SB09/07/4123/02/4331/08/4329/08/46Sold/Scrapped
Houston CL-81 Newport News SB04/08/4119/06/4320/12/4315/12/47Sold/Scrapped
Providence CL-82 Bethlehem27/07/4328/12/4415/05/4514/06/49Rebuilt/Converted
Manchester CL-83 Bethlehem25/09/4405/03/4629/10/4627/06/56Sold/Scrapped
Buffalo CL-84 Federal----Cancelled
Fargo CL-85 New York SB11/04/4222/05/43--Cancelled, rebuilt
Vicksburg CL-86 Newport News SB26/10/4214/12/4312/06/4430/06/47Sold/Scrapped
Duluth CL-87 Newport News SB09/11/4213/01/4418/09/4425/06/49Sold/Scrapped
Newark CL-88 Federal----Cancelled
Miami CL-89 Cramp02/08/4108/12/4228/12/4330/06/47Sold/Scrapped
Astoria CL-90 Cramp06/09/4106/03/4317/05/4401/07/49Sold/Scrapped
Oklahoma City CL-91 Cramp08/12/4220/02/4422/12/4430/06/47Rebuilt/Converted
Little Rock CL-92 Cramp06/03/4327/08/4417/06/4524/06/49Rebuilt/Converted
Galveston CL-93 Cramp27/08/4322/04/45--Cancelled, rebuilt
Youngstown CL-94 Cramp04/09/44---Cancelled, scrapped
Buffalo CL-99 New York SB31/08/4201/08/43--Cancelled, rebuilt
Newark CL-100 New York SB26/10/4226/09/43--Cancelled, rebuilt
Amsterdam CL-101 Newport News SB03/03/4325/04/4408/01/4530/06/47Sold/Scrapped
Portsmouth CL-102 Newport News SB28/06/4320/09/4425/06/4515/06/49Sold/Scrapped
Wilkes-Barre CL-103 New York SB14/12/4224/12/4301/07/4409/10/47Sunk as target
Atlanta CL-104 New York SB25/01/4306/02/4403/12/4401/07/49Sunk as target
Dayton CL-105 New York SB08/03/4319/03/4407/01/4501/03/49Sold/Scrapped
Fargo:
Fargo CL-106 New York SB23/08/4325/03/4509/12/4514/02/50Sold/Scrapped
Huntington CL-107 New York SB04/10/4308/04/4523/02/4615/06/49Sold/Scrapped
Newark CL-108 New York SB17/01/4414/12/45--Cancelled, scrapped
New Haven CL-109 New York SB28/02/44---Cancelled, scrapped
Buffalo CL-110 New York SB03/04/44---Cancelled, scrapped
Wilmington CL-111 Cramp05/03/45---Cancelled, scrapped
Vallejo CL-112 New York SB----Cancelled
Helena CL-113 New York SB----Cancelled
Roanoke CL-114 New York SB----Cancelled
(Unnamed) CL-115 New York SB----Cancelled
Tallahassee CL-116 Newport News SB31/01/44---Cancelled, scrapped
Cheyenne CL-117 Newport News SB29/05/44---Cancelled, scrapped
Chattanooga CL-118 Newport News SB09/10/44---Cancelled, scrapped

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