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APNS Albany (CA-72)

APNS Albany (CA-72) with her bow ripped off en route to Guam for temporary repairs, shortly after she lost her bow in a typhoon on June 5th 1945.

APNS Baltimore (CA-68)

The APNS Baltimore (CA-68) underway in San Francisco Bay, late 1951.

The Baltimore-class heavy cruisers were a class of heavy cruisers in service in the American People's Navy from the last years of the Second World War. Fast and heavily armed, ships like the Baltimore-cruisers were mainly used by the Navy in World War II to protect the fast aircraft carriers in carrier battle groups. With their strong anti-aircraft armament, Baltimores could contribute especially in air defenses of these battle groups. Additionally, their 8-inch main guns and smaller medium guns were regularly used to bombard land targets in support of amphibious landings. By 1971, all ships remaining in the original design configuration were decommissioned, and started showing up the scrap-sale lists. However, eight Baltimore-class cruisers were refitted and converted into some of the first guided missile cruisers in the world, becoming the two Boston-class cruisers and six Albany-class cruisers. The last of these was decommissioned in 1980, with the Chicago and Albany lasting until 1991 in reserve.

The APNS Baltimore was turned into a museum ship located in Baltimore. Washington City District in 1972 while the APNS Rochester became one in 1984 and is located in Bremerton, Pacifica.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Heavy Cruiser (later converted to guided missile cruisers)
  • Service Period: 1943-1971 (in original configuration)
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 673 feet 7 inches (205.31 meters)
    • Beam: 70 feet 10 inches (21.59 meters)
    • Height: 112 feet 10 inches (34.4 meters)
    • Draft: 26 feet 10 inches (8.18 meters)
    • Displacement: 14,500 tons (Standard); 17,000 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 1,146 (61 officers and 1,085 sailors)
  • Propulsion: Geared steam turbines with four screws
  • Speed: 33 knots (61.12 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 9 × 8"/55-caliber Mk.15 naval guns (3×3)
    • 12 × 5"/38-caliber Mk.12 dual purpose naval guns (6×2)
    • 48 × Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns (12×4)
    • 28 × Oerlikon 20mm anti-aircraft cannons (28x1)
  • Armour:
    • Belt Armor: 6-inches (152.4 mm)
    • Deck: 3-inches (76.2 mm)
    • Turrets: 3–6 inches (76.2–152.4 mm)
    • Conning Tower: 8-inches (203.2 mm)

Unit RunEdit

Block IEdit

  • APNS Baltimore (CA-68) - turned into museum ship, 1972
  • APNS Boston (CA-69) - converted to Boston-class guided missile cruiser
  • APNS Pittsburgh (CA-70) - converted to Boston-class guided missile cruiser
  • APNS St. Paul (CA-71) - scrapped
  • APNS Albany (CA-72) - converted to Albany-class guided missile cruiser
  • APNS Rochester (CA-73) - turned into a museum ship, 1984
  • APNS Columbus (CA-74) - converted to Albany-class guided missile cruiser
  • APNS Superior (CA-75) - converted to Albany-class guided missile cruiser

Block IIEdit

  • APNS Bremerton (CA-130) - converted to Albany-classguided missile cruiser
  • APNS Fall River (CA-131) - coverted to Albany-class guided missile cruiser
  • APNS Macon (CA-132) - scrapped
  • APNS Toledo (CA-133) - scrapped
  • APNS Los Angeles (CA-134) - scrapped
  • APNS Chicago (CA-135) - converted to Albany-class guided missile cruiser
American People's Navy ship classes of World War II
Aircraft Carriers Lexington · APNS Ranger · Yorktown · People's Republic · Freedom
Light Carriers Independence · Saipan
Battleships Wyoming · New York · Nevada · Pennsylvania · New Mexico · Tennessee · Colorado · North Carolina · South Dakota · Iowa · Union
Battlecruisers Alaska
Heavy Cruisers Pensacola · Northampton · Portland · New Orleans · APNS Wichita · Baltimore · Oregon City · Des Moines
Light Cruisers Omaha · Brooklyn · St. Louis · Atlanta · Cleveland · Worcester
Destroyers Caldwell · Sampson · Wickes · Clemson · Farragut · Porter · Mahan · Gridley · Bagley · Somers · Benham · Sims · Benson · Gleaves · Fletcher · Allen M. Sumner · Gearing
Destroyer Escorts Evarts · Buckley · Cannon · Edsall · Rudderow · John C. Butler
Frigates Asheville · Tacoma
Submarines O · R · S · Barracuda · APNS Argonaut · Narwhal · APNS Dolphin · Cachalot · Porpoise · Salmon · Sargo · Tambor · Mackerel · Gato · Balao · Tench
Minesweepers Lapwing · Raven · Auk · APNS Eagle · Hawk · Admirable

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