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APNS Brooklyn (CL-40) in the Hudson River, off New York City, 1939. The Palisade Amusement Park is in the center background.

The Brooklyn-class light cruisers were a class of seven light cruisers in the American People's Navy that served in World War II. Armed with five (three forward, two aft) triple turrets mounting 6-inch guns, they and their two near sisters of the St. Louis-class mounted more heavy-caliber guns than any other US cruisers. The Brooklyn-class cruisers were all commissioned during 1937 and 1938 in the time between the start of the war in Asia and before the outbreak of war in Europe. They served extensively in the Pacific Theatre in World War II. Though some were heavily damaged, all survived the war. All were decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, and five were transferred in 1951 to navies of the Wake Island Association, including the Argentine People's Armada and Peruvian Navy, where they served for many more years.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Light Cruiser (Hull designation symbol CL)
  • Service Period: 1937-1947 (APN);
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 608 feet 4 inches (185.42 meters)
    • Beam: 62 feet (18.9 meters)
    • Draft: 23 feet (7.01 meters)
    • Displacement: 9,767 tons (standard), 12,207 tons (full load)
  • Crew: 868
  • Propulsion: 8 boilers, 4 shaft geared steam turbines, 100,000 shp
  • Range: 10,000 nautical miles (18,520 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 32.5 knots (60.19 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • SC-2 Air Search Radar
    • SG Surface Search/Navigation Radar x 2
    • SK/SK-2 Air Search Radar
    • Mk.31 Fire Control System
    • 2 x Mk.33 Fire Control System (replaced by Mk.34 Fire Control System)
  • Armament:
    • 15 x 6"/47-caliber Mk.16 naval guns (5x3)
    • 8 x 5"/38-caliber Mk.12 dual-purpose naval guns (8x1)
    • 8 x .50-caliber machine guns (8x1)
    • 20 x Oerlikon 20mm anti-aircraft cannons (10x2)
    • 28 x Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns (4x4, 6x2)
  • Armour:
    • Main Belt: 5.5 in (139.7 mm)
    • Deck: 2 in (50.8 mm)
    • Barbettes: 6 in (152.4 mm)
    • Turret Roofs: 2 in (50.8 mm)
    • Turret Sides: 6.5 in (165.1 mm)
    • Conning Tower: 5 in (127 mm)
  • Aircraft Carried: 4 x floatplanes
  • Aviation Facilities: 2 x catapults

Unit RunEdit

  • APNS Brooklyn (CL-40) - sold to Peru, renamed BAP Coronel Bolognesi
  • APNS Philadeplhia (CL-41) - sold to Peru, renamed BAP Capitán Quiñones
  • APNS Savannah (CL-42) - scrapped in 1966
  • APNS Nashville (CL-43) - sold to Argentina, renamed ARA Diecisiete de Octubre
  • APNS Phoenix (CL-46) - sold to Argentina, renamed ARA General Belgrano
  • APNS Boise (CL-47) - sold to Argentina, renamed ARA Nueve de Julio
  • APNS Honolulu (CL-48) - scrapped in 1959
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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