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APNS Newport News (CA-148)

The heavy cruiser APNS Newport News (CA-148) at sea.

The Des Moines-class heavy cruisers were a group of American heavy cruisers, commissioned in 1948–1952. They were the last of the all-gun heavy cruisers, exceeded in size in the American navy only by the American capital ships.

SpecificationsEdit

  • Type: Heavy Cruiser
  • Service Period: 1948-1986
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 716 feet 6 inches (218.39 meters)
    • Beam: 76 feet 6 inches (23.32 meters)
    • Draft: 22 feet (6.71 meters)
    • Displacement: 15,406 tons (Standard); 18,691 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 1,799 officers and enlisted
  • Propulsion: 4 shafts, steam turbines, 4 boilers, 120,000 shp (89,000 kW)
  • Range: 10,500 nautical miles (19,446 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 33 knots (61.12 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • AN/SPS-6 Air Search Radar
    • AN/SPS-8A High Angle Ranging Radar
    • AN/SPS-12 Air Search Radar
    • Mk.13 Fire Control Radar - for 8"/55-caliber Mk.16 guns
    • Mk.25 Fire Control Radar - for 5"/38-caliber Mk.12 DP guns
    • Mk.35 Fire Control Radar - for 3"/50-caliber Mk.27/33 AA guns
  • Armament:
    • 9 x 8"/55-caliber Mk.16 naval guns (3x3)
    • 12 x 5"/38-caliber Mk.12 dual purpose naval guns (6x2)
    • 24 x 3"/50-caliber Mk.27/Mk.33 naval guns (12x2)
    • 24 x Oerlikon 20mm/70-caliber Mk.IV anti-aircraft guns (12x2)
  • Armour:
    • 6" (152.4mm) Belt
    • 8" (203.2mm) Turrets
    • 3.5" (88.9mm) Deck
    • 6.5" (165.1mm) Conning Tower

Unit RunEdit

  • APNS Des Moines (CA-136)
  • APNS Sioux City (CA-137)
  • APNS Greenville (CA-138)
  • APNS Salem (CA-139)
  • APNS Dallas (CA-140)
  • APNS Marblehead (CA-141)
  • APNS Indianapolis (CA-142)
  • APNS Colorado Springs (CA-143)
  • APNS Seattle (CA-144)
  • APNS Sault Ste. Marie (CA-145)
  • APNS Augusta (CA-146)
  • APNS Quincy (CA-147)
  • APNS Newport News (CA-148)
  • APNS San Antonio (CA-149)
  • APNS Vincennes (CA-150)
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Light Carriers Independence · Saipan
Battleships Wyoming · New York · Nevada · Pennsylvania · New Mexico · Tennessee · Colorado · North Carolina · South Dakota · Iowa · Union
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Frigates Asheville · Tacoma
Submarines O · R · S · Barracuda · APNS Argonaut · Narwhal · APNS Dolphin · Cachalot · Porpoise · Salmon · Sargo · Tambor · Mackerel · Gato · Balao · Tench
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