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United States' Cleveland class cruisers

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  • CL-55 USS Cleveland
  • CL-55 USS Cleveland
  • CL-55 USS Cleveland
  • CL-56 USS Columbia
  • CL-56 USS Columbia
  • CL-57 USS Montpelier
  • CL-58 USS Denver
  • CL-58 USS Denver
  • CL-58 USS Denver
  • CL-60 USS Sante Fe
  • CL-60 USS Sante Fe
  • CL-60 USS Sante Fe
  • CL-62 USS Birmingham
  • CL-62 USS Birmingham
  • CL-62 USS Birmingham
  • CL-63 USS Mobile
  • CL-63 USS Mobile
  • CL-64 USS Vincennes
  • CL-64 USS Vincennes
  • CL-65 USS Pasadena
  • CL-65 USS Pasadena
  • CL-66 USS Springfield
  • CL-81 USS Houston
  • CL-81 USS Houston
  • CL-86 USS Vicksburg
  • CL-87 USS Duluth
  • CL-90 USS Astoria
  • CL-90 USS Astoria
  • CL-91 USS Oklahoma City
  • CL-91 USS Oklahoma City
  • CL-103 USS Wilkes Barre
  • CL-105 USS Dayton
  • CL-105 USS Dayton

Design

The Cleveland class were similar to the Brooklyn class cruisers except having one less turret.1

There were 52 of the Cleveland class that were ordered for construction.3

Aircraft

There were two catapults for the four Curtiss SO3C Seamew aircraft.2,4 There was a hanger below the catapults.2

Ships

CL-55 USS Cleveland

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3,4
  • March 23, 1940: Ordered.2
  • June 1, 1940, July 1, 19404: Laid down.2,3,4
  • November 1, 1941, 19415: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • June 19423, June 15, 1942: Completed.2,3,4
  • November 19422: North Africa.1,2 Member of Western Task Force during Operation Torch.2
  • December 1942: Member of Cruiser Division 12 in the Pacific.2
  • January 29 - 30, 1943: Battle of Rennell Island.2 Member of Task Force 18 (TF18).2
  • March 6, 19432: Kula Gulf.1,2 Helped sink IJN Minegumo and IJN Murasame near Kolombangara.2
  • June - July 19432: New Georgia.1,2 Supported landings with Task Force 36.2 (TF36.2).2
  • November 1 - 2, 1943: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay.2 Member of Cruiser Division 12.2 Helped sink IJN Sendai.2
  • Bougainville.1
  • Summer 19442: Marianas.1,2 Saipan.2 Battle of Philippine Sea with Task Force 58 (TF58).2
  • Palau.1
  • February 1945: Member of Task Group 74.2 (TG74.2) supporting Palawan landings.2
  • April 1945: Mindanao.2
  • June 1945: Supported Brunei landings.2
  • Supported Balikpapan landings.2
  • Lingayen.1
  • July 1945: Okinawa.2
  • Borneo.1
  • August - September 1945: South China Sea.2

CL-56 USS Columbia

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3,4
  • March 23, 1940: Ordered.2
  • August 19, 1940: Laid down.2,3,4
  • December 17, 1941, 19415: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • June 19423, June 29, 19424, July 29, 1942: Completed.2,3,4
  • November 9, 1942: Sailed to Pacific.2
  • December 1942: Member of Cruiser Division 12 in Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.2
  • December 1942: Member of Task Force 18 (TF18) around Guadalcanal.2
  • January 29 - 30, 1943: Battle of Rennell Island.2
  • June 19432: New Georgia.1,2 Member of Task Group 36.2 (TG36.2).2 Bombarded Shortland and Munda.2
  • September 1943: Kolombangara blockade.2
  • Kula Gulf.1
  • November 19432: Bougainville.1,2
  • November 1 - 2, 1943: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay.2 Member of Cruiser Division 12.2 Helped sink IJN Sendai.2
  • December 1943: Bombarded Bougainville.2
  • April 4 - August 1944: Refit in San Francisco.2
  • September 19442: Palau.1,2
  • Leyte.1,2 Battle of Surigao Strait.2
  • January 1 - 5, 1945: Lingayen.1 Member of Task Group 77.2 (TG77.2).2
  • January 6, 1945: Aft turrets damaged by kamikazi.1,2
  • January 9, 1945: Hit by kamikazi.2 Fire control systems knocked out.2 Temporary repairs in Leyte.2 Sailed for United States for complete repairs.2
  • Borneo.1 Balikpapan.2
  • Summer 1945: Okinawa.2

CL-57 USS Montpelier

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • June 12, 1940: Ordered.2
  • December 2, 1940: Laid down.2,3,4
  • 19415, February 12, 1942: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • September 19423, September 9, 1942: Completed.2,3,4
  • January 18, 1943: Member of Cruiser Division 12 at Noumea.2
  • January 25, 1943: Flagship Cruiser Division 12.2
  • January 29 - 30, 1943: Battle of Rennell Island.2
  • New Georgia.1
  • Solomons.2
  • Bismarck Archipelago.2
  • November 2, 1943: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay.2 Slightly damaged.2
  • March 6, 19432: Kula Gulf.1,2 Helped sink IJN Minegumo and IJN Murasame near Kolombangara.2
  • Bougainville.1
  • November 1 - 2, 1943: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay.2 Member of Cruiser Division 12.2 Helped sink IJN Sendai.2
  • June 14, 19432: Marianas.1 Bombarded Saipan.2 Member of Task Group 58.3 (TG58.3).2
  • Battle of Philippine Sea.2
  • Saipan, Tinian, and Guam.2
  • August 1943: Refit in United States.2
  • November 1944: Mindoro landings.2
  • January 19452: Leyte.1 Lingayen Gulf landings.1,2 Corregidor, Palawan, and Mindanao.2
  • June - July 19452: Borneo.1 Balikpapan.2
  • August - September 1945: East China Sea.2
  • September 1945: Occupation of Japan.2

CL-58 USS Denver

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3,4
  • June 12, 1940: Ordered.2
  • December 26, 1940: Laid down.2,3,4
  • April 4, 1942, 19425: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • October 19423, October 15, 1942: Completed.2,3,4
  • February 14, 1943: Member of Cruiser Division 12, Task Force 58 (TF68) at Efate, New Hebrides.2
  • March 19432, March 6, 19432: Kula Gulf.1,2 Bombarded Kolombangara.2 Helped sink IJN Minegumo and IJN Murasame near Kolombangara.2
  • Landings at New Georgia.1,2 Member of Task Group 36.2 (TG36.2).2
  • Bombarded Shortland Island.2
  • November 1 - 2, 1943: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay.2 Member of Cruiser Division 12.2 Helped sink IJN Sendai.2 Slightly damaged.2
  • Supported landings at Cape Torokina, Bougainville.2
  • November 13, 1943: Bougainville.1 Hit by torpedo.1,2 Towed to Espiritu Santo.2
  • January - Summer 1944: Mare Island for full repairs.2
  • June 22, 1944: Arrived at Eniwetok.2
  • Bombarded Iwo Jima.2
  • Guam.1
  • September 19442: Palau.1,2 Member of Task Force 31 (TF31).2
  • September 22, 1944: One of first ships to enter Ulithi Lagoon.2
  • October 19442: Leyte Gulf.1,2
  • Battle of Surigao Strait.2
  • Lingayen.1 Philippines, Mindoro, Lingayen, and Palawan.2
  • June 19452: Borneo.1,2 Balikpapan.2 Member of Task Group 74 (TG74).2
  • Okinawa.2 Member of Task Force 95 (TF95).2

CL-59 USS Amsterdam

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • July 1, 1940: Ordered.2
  • May 1, 1941: Laid down.2,3
  • 1942: Became CVL-22 USS Independence.1,2,3
  • August 22, 1942, 19445: Launched.3,5

CL-60 USS Santa Fe

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuidling1,2,3,4
  • July 1, 1940: Ordered.2
  • June 7, 1941: Laid down.2,3,4
  • June 10, 1942, 19425: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • November 19423, November 24, 1942: Completed.2,3,4
  • March 22, 1943: Member of Cruiser Division 13 at Pearl Harbor.2
  • April 19432: Attu.1 Aleutians.2
  • July 1943: Bombarded Kiska.2
  • September 1943: Member of Task Force 15 (TF15) at Pearl Harbor.2
  • Bougainville.1
  • Tarawa.2
  • September 19432: Gilbert Islands.1,2
  • October 1943: Wake Island raid.2 Member of Task Force 14 (TF14).2
  • November 1943: Gilbert Islands landings.2 Member of Task Group 53.4 (TG53.4).2
  • December 19432: Kwajalein.1,2 Member of Task Group 50.3 (TG50.3).2
  • January 1944: United States.2
  • Marshall Islands.2
  • January 1944: Kwajalein.2 Member of Fire Support Group 53.5.2
  • February 17, 19442: Truk raid.1,2 Member of Task Group 58.1 (TG58.1).2
  • March 1944: Emirau.2 Member of Fire Support Group.2
  • Hollandia.1,2
  • Truk raid.2
  • May 1944: Kwajalein.2
  • June 19442: Marianas.1,2 Saipan, Tinian, Guam, and Pagan Islands.2
  • July 1944: Iwo Jima.2 Yap.2 Ulithi.2 Eniwetok.2
  • Philippines.2 Palau.1 Formosa.2 Leyte Gulf.1,2 Member of Task Group 38.3 (TG38.3).2
  • February 1945: Iwo Jima1 and Tokyo raids with USS Yorktown and USS Randolph.2 Member of Task Group 58.4 (TG58.4).2
  • March - August 1945: Refit in United States.2

CL-61 USS Tallahassee

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • July 1, 1940: Ordered.2
  • June 2, 1941: Laid down.2,3
  • 1942: Became CVL-23 USS Princeton.1,2,3
  • October 18, 1942: Launched.3

CL-62 USS Birmingham

  • Manufacturer: Newport News1,2,3,4
  • July 1940: Ordered.2
  • February 17, 1941: Laid down.2,3,4
  • March 20, 1942, 19425: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • January 19433, January 29, 1943: Completed.2,3,4
  • February - Autumn 1943: Escorted troop convoys with Task Force 65 (TF65) to Mediterranean.2
  • July 19432: Sicily.1,2 Operation Husky.2
  • August 1943: United States.2 Transferred to Pacific and became member of Cruiser Division 13.2
  • September 1943: Carrier raid on Tarawa.2 Member Task Force 15 (TF15).2
  • November 8 - 9, 1943: Bougainville.1 Damaged by aerial torpedo and bombs.1,2
  • November 1943 - February 1944: Repairs at Mare Island.2
  • February 1944: Member of Task Force 58 (TF58).2
  • Carrier raids in Marianas.1,2 Saipan, Tinian, and Guam.2
  • October 1944: Raid on Okinawa with Task Force 38 (TF38).2
  • October 19444, October 24, 19442: Leyte.1 Suffered damage when USS Princeton exploded from dive bomber attack.1,2,4
  • October 1944 - January 1945: Repairs.2
  • February 19442: Supported Iwo Jima landings.1,2
  • May 3, 1945, May 4, 19452,4: Okinawa.1,2,4 Hit by kamikaze.1,2,4
  • May - August 1945: Repairs at Pearl Harbor.2
  • August 1945: Okinawa.2

CL-63 USS Mobile

  • Manufacturer: Newport News1,2,3,4
  • July 1940: Ordered.2
  • April 14, 1941: Laid down.2,3,4
  • May 15, 1942, 19425: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • March 19433, March 24, 1943: Completed.2,3,4
  • March 1943: Member of Cruiser Division 13 in Pacific.2
  • August 31, 1943: Marcus Island.2 Member of Task Force 15 (TF15).2
  • Mid-September 1943: Tarawa.2
  • October 5 - 6, 1943: Wake Island.2
  • Cape Torokina, Bougainville landings.1,2 Member of Task Group 52.3 (TG52.3).2
  • Gilbert Islands landings.1,2 Member of Task Group 53.4 (TG53.4).2
  • December 19432: Raids on Kwajalein.1,2 Member of Task Group 50.3 (TG50.3).2
  • January 1944: Kwajalein landings.2 Member of Fire Support Group 53.6.2
  • February 19442: Truk raid.1,2
  • March 1944: Emirau, Bismarck Archipelago.2
  • April 19442: Hollandia landings.1,2
  • June 19442: Marianas.1 Raids on Saipan, Guam, and Tinian.2 Member of Task Force 58 (TF58).2
  • September 1944: Raids on Visayas.2 Member of Task Force 38 (TF38).2
  • October 1944: Raids on Formosa and Luzon.2
  • October 24 - 25, 1944: Battle of Engano.2 Member of Task Force 34 (TF34).2 Sank damaged IJN Chiyoda.2
  • Leyte Gulf.1
  • 1945: Refit.2
  • May 19452: Okinawa.1,2 Member of Task Force 51 (TF51).2
  • August 1945: Wake Island raid.2
  • September 1945: Sagami Bay for Japanese surrender.2

CL-64 USS Vincennes

  • Original Name: Flint1,2,3,4
  • Manufacturer: Bethlehem at Quincy1,2,3,4
  • July 1940: Ordered.2
  • March 7, 1942: Laid down.2,3,4
  • July 17, 1943, 19435: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • January 21, 1944: Completed.2,3,4
  • January 1944: Flagship of Cruiser Division 14.2
  • January - April 1944: Carribean.2
  • May 6, 1944: Arrived at Pearl Harbor.2
  • June 1944: Marianas raids.1,2 Member of Task Force 58 (TF58).2 With USS Essex (TG58.4).2
  • Battle of Philippine Sea.2
  • August 1944: Bonin Islands raid.2 Member of Task Group 38.2 (TG38.2).2
  • Autumn 1944: Mindanao, Luzon, Okinawa, and Formosa carrier raids.2
  • Palau.1
  • October 19442: Leyte Gulf.1,2
  • Early 1945: South China Sea, Indo-China, and Okinawa.2
  • Iwo Jima.1
  • March 2, 1945: Ryukyu Islands.2
  • Okinawa raids.1,2
  • Japan raids.2
  • June 1945: Refit in United States.2

CL-65 USS Pasadena

  • Manufacturer: Bethlehem at Quincy1,2,3,4
  • July 1940: Ordered.2
  • February 6, 1943: Laid down.2,3,4
  • December 28, 1943, 19435: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • June 8, 1944: Completed.2,3,4
  • September 25, 1944: Member of Cruiser Division 17 at Ulithi.2
  • Late 1944: Raids on Formosa and Luzon.2 Member of Task Force 38 (TF38).2
  • 1945: South China Sea, Indochina, and Japan raids.2
  • Palau.1
  • Philippines.1
  • Iwo Jima.1
  • April 1945: Okinawa landings.2 Member of Task Force 58 (TF58).2
  • Carrier strikes on Japan and Okinawa.2

CL-66 USS Springfield

  • Manufacturer: Bethlehem at Quincy1,2,3,4
  • July 1940: Ordered.2
  • February 13, 1943: Laid down.2,3,4
  • March 9, 1944, 19445: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • August 9, 19444, September 9, 1944: Completed.2,3,4
  • September 1944 - February 1945: Atlantic.2
  • Pacific raids.1
  • March 6, 1945: Arrived at Ulithi.2 Member of Cruiser Division 17.2
  • Kyushu raids.2 Member of Task Group 58.3 (TG58.3).2
  • April 1945: Okinawa.2
  • Philippines.2
  • Japan raids.2

CL-67 USS Topeka

  • Manufacturer: Bethlehem at Quincy1,2,3,4
  • July 1940: Ordered.2
  • April 21, 1943: Laid down.2,3,4
  • August 19, 1944, 19445: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • December 23, 1944: Completed.2,3,4
  • May 2, 1945: Flagship of Cruiser Division 18 at Pearl Harbor.2
  • Pacific raids.1
  • Okinawa with Task Group 38.1 (TG38.1).2
  • Japan raids.2
  • September 1945: At surrender in Tokyo Bay.2

CL-76 USS New Haven

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • September 1940: Ordered.2
  • August 11, 1941: Laid down.2,3
  • November 6, 1942: Launched.3
  • 1942: Became CVL-24 USS Belleau Wood.1,2,3

CL-77 USS Huntington

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • September 1940: Ordered.2
  • November 17, 1941, December 17, 19413: Laid down.2,3
  • 1942: Became CVL-25 USS Cowpens.1,2
  • January 17, 1943: Launched.3

CL-78 USS Dayton

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • September 1940: Ordered.2
  • December 29, 1941: Laid down.2,3
  • 1942: Became CVL-26 USS Monterey.1,2,3
  • February 28, 1943, 19445: Launched.3,4

CL-79 USS Wilmington

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • September 1940: Ordered.2
  • March 13, 19423, March 16, 1942: Laid down.2,3
  • 1942: Became CVL-28 USS Cabot.1,2,3
  • April 4, 1943: Launched.3

CL-80 USS Biloxi

  • Manufacturer: Newport News1,2,3,4
  • September 1940: Ordered.2
  • July 9, 1941: Laid down.2,3,4
  • February 23, 1943, 19435: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • August 31, 1943: Completed.2,3,4
  • 1944: Member of Cruiser Division 13 in Pacific.2
  • Gilbert Islands landings.2
  • January 1944: Kwajalein.2
  • Eniwetok.1
  • February 19442: Truk raid.1,2 Member of Task Force 58.1 (TF58.1).2
  • February 19442: Marianas.1,2 Palau.1,2 Yap and Ulithi.2
  • Hollandia.1,2
  • June 1944: Marianas.2
  • June 14, 1944: Saipan landings.2
  • Battle of Philippine Sea.2
  • August 1944: Guam landings.2
  • Summer 1944: Palaus, Yap, Ulithi, Bonin, and Vulcan Islands.2
  • October 19442: Philippines.2 Battle of Leyte Gulf.1,2 Member of Task Group 38.2 (TG38.2).2
  • December 1944: South China Sea.2
  • January 1945: Japan raids.2
  • March 19452: Iwo Jima.1,2
  • March 26, 1945, March 27, 19452: Okinawa.1,2 Hit by kamikaze.1,2
  • April - July 1945: Repairs and refit in United States.2
  • Wake Island raid.2
  • Occupation of Japan.2

CL-81 USS Houston

  • Original name: Vicksburg1,2,3,4
  • Manufacturer: Newport News1,2,3,4
  • September 1940: Ordered.2
  • August 4, 1941: Laid down.2,3,4
  • June 19, 1943, 19435: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • December 19433, December 20, 1943: Completed.2,3,4
  • December 1943: MEmber of Cruiser Division 14 in Pacific.2
  • June 19442: Marianas.1,2 Bonins.2 Battle of Philippine Sea.2
  • Palau.1
  • Leyte.1
  • October 1944: Okinawa.2 Formosa.2
  • October 19444, October 14, 1944: Member of Task Group 38.1 (TG38.1).2 Severely damaged by aerial torpedo off Formosa.1,2,4
  • October 16, 1944: While under tow to Ulithi hit by aerial torpedo.1,2 Temporary repairs at Ulithi.2
  • October 27, 1944: Sailed to New York Navy Yard for repairs.2
  • October 1945: Repairs finished.2

CL-82 USS Providence

  • Manufacturer: Bethlehem at Quincy1,2,3,4
  • September 1940: Ordered.2
  • July 27, 1943: Laid down.2,3,4
  • December 28, 1944, 19445: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • May 15, 1945: Completed.2,3,4

CL-83 USS Manchester

  • Manufacturer: Bethlehem at Quincy.1,2,3,4
  • September 1940: Ordered.2
  • September 19443, September 25, 1944: Laid down.2,3,4
  • March 19464, March 5, 1946, 19465: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • October 19463, October 29, 1946: Completed.2,4

CL-84 USS Buffalo

  • Manufacturer: Federal at Kearny1,2,3
  • September 1940: Ordered.2
  • December 16, 1940: Cancelled.1,2,3

CL-85 USS Fargo

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • September 1940: Ordered.2
  • April 11, 1942: Laid down.2,3
  • 1942: Became CVL-27 USS Langley.1,2,3
  • May 22, 1943: Launched.3

CL-86 USS Vicksburg

  • Original name: Cheyenne1,2,3,4
  • Manufacturer: Newport News1,2,3,4
  • September 1940: Ordered.2
  • October 26, 1942: Laid down.2,3,4
  • December 14, 1943, 19435: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • June 12, 1944: Completed.2,3,4
  • June 1944: Member Cruiser Division 14.2
  • June - December 1944: Training.2
  • Pacific raids.1
  • January 1945: Arrived in Pearl Harbor.2
  • February 1945: Member of Task Force 54 (TF54).2 Bombarded Iwo Jima.2
  • March 1945: Member of Task Force 58.1 (TF58.1).2 Escorted carriers to attack targets on Kyushu and in the Inland Sea.2
  • March 2, 1945: Ryukyu Islands.2
  • April 1945: Member of Task Force 58 (TF58).2 Okinawa.2
  • July 1945: Member of Task Force 95 (TF95).2 East China Sea.2 Okinawa.2
  • July - August 1945: Wake Island attacks.2
  • September 1945: Japan.2

CL-87 USS Duluth

  • Manufacturer: Newport News1,2,3,4
  • September 1940: Ordered.2
  • November 19423, November 9, 1942: Laid down.2,3,4
  • January 13, 1944, 19445: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • September 19443, September 18, 1944: Completed.2,3,4
  • September 1944 - April 1945: Atlantic coast.2
  • Pacific raids.1
  • April 7, 1945: Sailed to Pearl Harbor.2 Member of Cruiser Division 18.2
  • June 5, 1945: Damaged during typhoon.2 Sailed to Guam for repairs.2
  • July 1945: Member of Task Force 38.2 Escorted carrier raids on Japan.2
  • September 16, 1945: Arrived in Tokyo Bay.2

CL-88 No name assigned

  • Manufacturer: Federal at Kearny1,2,3
  • September 1940: Ordered.2
  • December 16, 1940: Cancelled.1,2,3

CL-89 USS Miami

  • Manufacturer: Cramp1,2,3,4
  • October 1940: Ordered.2
  • August 2, 1941: Laid down.2,3,4
  • August 12, 19423, December 8, 19422, 19425: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • December 23, 1943, December 28, 19433,4: Completed.2,3,4
  • December 1943 - April 16, 1944: Atlantic coast.2
  • May 6, 1944: Arrived at Pearl Harbor.2 Member of Cruiser Division 14.2
  • June 19442: Marianas.1,2 Vulcan Islands.2 Member of Task Group 58.4 (TG58.4).2 Saipan.2 Tinian.2 Iwo Jima.2 Chichijima.2 Hahajima.2 Pagan.2
  • August - September 19442: Palau.1,2 Member of Task Group 38.2 (TG38.2).2 Mindanao.2 Luzon.2
  • October 1944: Formos.2 Okinawa.2 Philippines.2
  • December 1944: Luzon landings.2 Member of Task Group 38.3 (TG38.3).2 Formosa.2 Ryukus.2
  • Leyte Gulf.1
  • January 1945: Indo-China.2 Hong Kong.2
  • February 1945: Tokyo.2 Member of Task Group 58.1 (TG58.1).2
  • Iwo Jima.1
  • March 2, 1945: Ryukyu Islands.2
  • March 1945: Escorted carriers on raids against Kyushu and Inland Sea.2
  • April 1945: Okinawa.2
  • April - September 1945: Refit in United STates.2

CL-90 USS Astoria

  • Original name: Wilkes-Barre1,2,3,4
  • Manufacturer: Cramp1,2,3,4
  • October 1940: Ordered.2
  • September 6, 1941: Laid down.2,3,4
  • March 6, 1943, 19435: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • May 17, 1944: Completed.2,3,4
  • May 1944: Member of Cruiser Division 14.2
  • Summer 1944: Member of Cruiser Division 17.2
  • December 1944: Luzon landings.2 Member of Task Group 38.2 (TG38.2).2 China.2 Formosa.2
  • February - March 19452: Tokyo.2 Japan.2 Member of Task Group 58.3 (TG58.3).2 Iwo Jima.1,2
  • April - July 19452: Okinawa.1,2
  • July - September 1945: Japan.2

CL-91 USS Oklahoma City

  • Manufacturer: Cramp1,2,3,4
  • October 1940: Ordered.2
  • March 8, 19423, December 8, 1942: Laid down.2,3,4
  • February 20, 1944, 19445: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • December 22, 1944: Completed.2,3,4
  • May 1945: Arrived at Pearl Harbor.2
  • Okinawa.1,2
  • Japan.2

CL-92 USS Little Rock

  • Manufacturer: Cramp1,2,3,4
  • October 1940: Ordered.2
  • March 6, 1943: Laid down.2,3,4
  • August 27, 1944, 19445: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • June 17, 1945: Completed.2,3,4

CL-93 USS Galveston

  • Manufacturer: Cramp1,2,3,4
  • October 1940: Ordered.2
  • February 20, 1944: Laid down.2,3,4
  • April 22, 1945, 19455: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • 19464, May 25, 19463, May 28, 1958: Completed.2,3,4

CL-94 USS Youngstown

  • Manufacturer: Cramp1,2,3
  • October 1940: Ordered.2
  • September 4, 1944: Laid down.2
  • August 12, 1945: Cancelled at 54% completion.1,2,3

CL-99 USS Buffalo

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • August 31, 1942: Laid down.3
  • 1942: Became CVL-29 USS Bataan.1,2,3
  • August 1, 1943: Launched.3

CL-100 USS Newark

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • October 26, 1942: Laid down.3
  • 1942: Became CVL-30 USS San Jacinto.1,2,3
  • September 26, 1943: Launched.3

CL-101 USS Amsterdam

  • Manufacturer: Newport News1,2,3,4
  • December 15, 1941: Ordered.2
  • March 3, 1943: Laid down.2,3,4
  • April 25, 1944, 19445: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • January 8, 1945: Completed.2,3,4
  • Pacific raids.1
  • June 1945: Japan.2 Member of Cruiser Division 18.2

CL-102 USS Portsmouth

  • Manufacturer: Newport News1,2,3,4
  • December 15, 1941: Ordered.2
  • June 28, 1943: Laid down.2,3,4
  • September 20, 1944, 19445: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • June 25, 1945: Completed.2,3,4

CL-103 USS Wilkesbarre, USS Wilkes-Barre2,3,4

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3,4
  • August 7, 1942 : Ordered.2
  • December 14, 1942: Laid down.2,3,4
  • December 24, 1943, 19435: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • July 1, 1944: Completed.2,3,4
  • Pacific raids.1
  • October 1944: Arrived at Pearl Harbor.2
  • December 1944: Ulithi.2 Member of Cruiser Division 17.2
  • December 30, 1944: Philippines.2 Formosa.2
  • January 1945: South China Sea.2 Lingayen invasion.2 Formosa.2
  • February 1945: Tokyo.2 Iwo Jima.2 Chichijima.2 Hahajima.2 Member of Task Group 58.3 (TG58.3).2
  • March 1945: Japan.2 Kyushu.2
  • April 1945: Okinawa.2 Member of Task Group 58.3 (TG58.3).2
  • Summer 1945: Japan.2
  • September 3, 1945: Arrived in Tokyo Bay.2

CL-104 USS Atlanta

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3,4
  • August 7, 1942 : Ordered.2
  • January 25, 1943: Laid down.2,3,4
  • February 6, 1944, 19445: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • December 3, 1944: Completed.2,3,4
  • Pacific raids.1
  • Okinawa.2 Ryukus.2 Japan.2 Member of Task Force 38 (TF38).2

CL-105 USS Dayton

  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3,4
  • August 7, 1942 : Ordered.2
  • March 8, 1943: Laid down.2,3,4
  • March 19, 1944, 19445: Launched.1,2,3,4,5
  • January 7, 1945: Completed.2,3,4
  • Pacific raids.1
  • July 1945: Japan.2

CL-106 USS Fargo

  • Class: Fargo2
  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuidling1,2,3
  • August 7, 1942 : Ordered.2
  • August 23, 1943: Laid down.2,3
  • February 25, 1945, March 25, 19453: Launched.1,2,3
  • December 9, 1945: Completed.2,3

CL-107 USS Huntington

  • Class: Fargo2
  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • August 7, 1942 : Ordered.2
  • October 4, 1943: Laid down.2,3
  • April 8, 1945: Launched.1,2,3
  • February 23, 1946: Completed.2,3

CL-108 USS Newark

  • Class: Fargo2
  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • August 7, 1942 : Ordered.2
  • 19423, January 17, 1944: Laid down.2,3
  • 1945: Launched.2
  • August 12, 1945: Cancelled at 67.8% completion.1,2,3

CL-109 USS New Haven

  • Class: Fargo2
  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • August 7, 1942 : Ordered.2
  • August 19413, February 28, 1944: Laid down.2,3
  • August 12, 1945: Cancelled.1,2,3

CL-110 USS Buffalo

  • Class: Fargo2
  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • August 7, 1942 : Ordered.2
  • 19423, April 3, 1944: Laid down.2,3
  • August 12, 1945: Cancelled.1,2,3

CL-111 USS Wilmington

  • Class: Fargo2
  • Manufacturer: Cramp1,2,3
  • August 7, 1942: Ordered.2
  • 19413, March 5, 1945: Laid down.2,3
  • August 12, 1945: Cancelled.1,2,3

CL-112 USS Vallejo

  • Class: Fargo2
  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • August 7, 1942 : Ordered.2
  • October 5, 1944: Cancelled.1,2,3

CL-113 USS Helena

  • Class: Fargo2
  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • August 7, 1942 : Ordered.2
  • October 5, 1944: Cancelled.1,2,3

CL-114 No name assigned, USS Roanoke2

  • Class: Fargo2
  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • August 7, 1942 : Ordered.2
  • October 5, 1944: Cancelled.1,2,3

CL-115 USS Roanoke, No name assigned2

  • Class: Fargo2
  • Manufacturer: New York Shipbuilding1,2,3
  • August 7, 1942 : Ordered.2
  • October 5, 1944: Cancelled.1,2,3

CL-116 USS Tallahassee

  • Class: Fargo2
  • Manufacturer: Newport News1,2,3
  • August 7, 1942 : Ordered.2
  • June 2, 19413, January 31, 1944: Laid down.2,3
  • August 12, 1945: Cancelled.1,2,3

CL-117 USS Cheyenne

  • Class: Fargo2
  • Manufacturer: Newport News1,2,3
  • August 7, 1942 : Ordered.2
  • 1941 - 19423, May 29, 1944: Laid down.2,3
  • August 12, 1945: Cancelled.1,2,3

CL-118 USS Chattanooga

  • Class: Fargo2
  • Manufacturer: Newport News1,2,3
  • August 7, 1942 : Ordered.2
  • October 9, 1944: Laid down.2
  • August 12, 1945: Cancelled.1,2,3

Specifications

  Cleveland class
Crew 900 - 1,2004, 1,2001, 1,2852,3, 1,4255
Physical Characteristics  
Displacement 10,000 tons1,4,5, 11,744 tons2,3
Displacement - Loaded 12,000 tons4, 13,775 tons5, 14,131 tons2,3
Length 608' 4"4, 610'5, 610' 1"2,3, 610' 6"1
185.9 m5, 185.95 m2,3
Length - Waterline 6001,2,3,4
182.88 m2,3
Beam 63'4, 66' 4"2,3, 66' 6"1,5
20.22 m2,3, 20.3 m5
Draft / Height 20'1,4, 24' 6"2,3, 25'5
7.47 m2,3, 7.6 m5
Performance  
Speed 32.5 knots2,3, 33 knots1,4,5
Range at 15 knots 11,000 nautical miles2,3
Armament 6" / 15.2 cm triple turrets5, 6" triple turrets1, 6" L/474, 6" L/47 DP triple turrets3, 6" L/47 Mk 16 triple turrets2: 41,2,3, 124
Anti-Aircraft 5" / 12.7 cm DP5: 125
5" twin mounts1, 5" L/38 twin mounts3, 5" L/38 DP twin mounts2,4: 61,2,3,4
40 mm quad mounts3: 43
40 mm twin mounts3: 63
40 mm1,4,5: 8 or 24 or 285, 244, 281
20 mm3,4,5: 103, 10 - 215, 194
1.1" quad mounts2: 52
Anti-Aircraft - CL-55, CL-56 40 mm twin mounts3: 43
20 mm3: 133
Anti-Aircraft - CL-57, CL-58 40 mm quad mounts3: 43
40 mm twin mounts3: 43
20 mm3: 173
Anti-Aircraft - CL-60, CL-64 - CL-66, CL-80, CL-81 40 mm quad mounts3: 43
40 mm twin mounts3: 43
20 mm3: 213
Anti-Aircraft - CL-62, CL-63 40 mm quad mounts3: 43
40 mm twin mounts3: 63
20 mm3: 213
Anti-Aircraft - CL-106, CL-107 40 mm quad mounts3: 63
40 mm twin mounts3: 23
20 mm3: 213
Anti-Aircraft (CL-81 - CL-92), (CL-101 - CL-105) 40 mm1: 241
Aircraft 34, 41,2,3,5
Armor  
Barbettes 5"5, 6"2,3
12.7 cm5
Belt - Main 1.5" - 5"4,5, 3.5" - 5"2,3
2.8 cm - 12.7 cm5
Bulkheads 5"3
Control Tower 5"2,3, 6.5"5
16.5 cm5
Deck 2"2,3, 3"5, 3" + 2"4
7.6 cm5
Turrets 3" - 5"4,5
7.6 cm - 12.7 cm5
Turrets - Front 6.5"2,3
Turrets - Rear 1.5"3
Turrets - Side 3"2,3
Turrets - Top 3"2,3
Engines  
Boilers Babcock & Wilcox: 42,3, 84
Shafts 41,2,3,4,5
Turbines Geared1,4, General Electric geared2,3,5
HP 100,0001,2,3,4,5
Oil 1,507 tons - 2,100 tons3, 2,100 tons2

Sources:

  1. US Warships of World War 2, Paul H. Silverstone, 1965
  2. Cruisers of World War Two An International Encyclopedia, M. J. Whitley, 1995
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946, Robert Gardiner, 1987
  4. Janes' Fighting Ships of World War II, 1989
  5. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Chris Bishop, 1998
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