Sea Weapons

Light Cruiser

Omaha

USS Detroit (CL-8)
Omaha-class
USS Detroit (1945)

Preceded by:

Chester (1908)

Succeeded by:

Brooklyn (1938)

Datafile

ClassOmaha
TypeLight Cruiser
Year1923
Crew458
Dimensions
Length169.4 m
Beam16.9 m
Draught4.1 m
Displacement
Empty7,050 t
Loaded9,508 t
Performance
Speed63 km/h
Range18,520 km @ 19 km/h
Machinery
Shafts4
Turbines4 x Geared steam
90,000 hp
Westinghouse
Boilers8 x Yarrow
FuelOil: 1,852 t
Armament
Main12 x 152-mm/53 (8 x 1, 2 x 2)
6"/53 Mk. 12
-10° / +30°

Anti-Aircraft2 x 76-mm (2 x 1)
3"/50 Mk. 10-21
Torpedo tubes2x3;2x2 x (21-in)
Broadside571 kg
Armor
Belt76 mm
Deck38 mm
Conning tower32 mm
Production
Built10
Total10

Registry

Ship Code Builder Laid Launch Comm Decomm Fate
Omaha CL-4 Todd06/12/1814/12/2024/02/2301/11/45Sold/Scrapped
Milwaukee CL-5 Todd13/12/1824/03/2120/06/2320/04/44Sold/Scrapped
Cincinnati CL-6 Todd15/05/2023/05/2101/01/2401/11/45Sold/Scrapped
Raleigh CL-7 Fore River16/08/2025/10/2206/02/2402/11/45Sold/Scrapped
Detroit CL-8 Fore River10/11/2029/06/2231/07/2311/01/46Sold/Scrapped
Richmond CL-9 Cramp16/02/2029/09/2102/07/2321/12/45Sold/Scrapped
Concord CL-10 Cramp29/03/2015/12/2103/11/2312/12/45Sold/Scrapped
Trenton CL-11 Cramp18/08/2016/04/2319/04/2420/12/45Sold/Scrapped
Marblehead CL-12 Cramp04/08/2009/10/2308/09/2401/11/45Sold/Scrapped
Memphis CL-13 Cramp14/10/2017/04/2404/02/2517/12/45Sold/Scrapped
Transfers:
Ship Code Former Code Comm Decomm Fate
Murmansk Milwaukee CL-5 20/04/4416/03/49Returned

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