The Baltimore class was to improve upon the Wichita's stability issues. Additional protection was added for protection against mines based on experience in Europe.
CA-68 through CA-71 had town funnels and the rest had one funnel.
For CA-68 through CA-71 there were two cranes for taking aircraft out of the stern hangers, and the rest had only one crane.
There are two catapults for the aircraft that were carried.