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Oregon City-class cruisers

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These ships were the awesome looking bridge between the Baltimores and the Des Moines.

 

They were basically a carbon copy of the Baltimores except they had a much more compact bridge and a single trunked funnel to let the AA have a better range of motion for optimal face-shreddingness.

 

Ten were ordered, four were made, and three of them went along as planned. The fourth was stopped halfway through and in 1948 work resumed, making her a command ship, the Northampton.

 

Oregon City got the shaft because only after 18 months of being in commissioned she was decommissioned, so like lol bro why even bother wth. all the others were scrapped too.

 

Except Albany.

 

She was re-built from the ground up as a CG. They gave her a sweet looking bridge structure and armament, along with the most modern radar. The superstructure in my opinion is odd because it's so tall it looks like even a light breeze would capsize this ship, I mean, holy crap, the side of the bridge is so huge, it's basically a giant wind catch.

 

She was decommissioned in 1980- and scrapped in 1990.

 

There's not much to say about any of these ships, but I just wanted to write to raise awareness, I guess. I had barely ever heard of them.

 

Wiki stats:

 

Type: Heavy cruiser

Displacement: 17,000 tons Full Load

Length: 673 ft 5 in (205.26 m)

Beam: 70 ft 10 in (21.59 m)

Draft: 26 ft 4 in (8.03 m)

Propulsion: General Electric turbines turning 120,000 hp (89,000 kW)

Speed: 32.4 knots (60.0 km/h; 37.3 mph)

Complement: 1,142 officers and enlisted

Armament:

9 × 8 inch/55 caliber guns (3×3)

12 × 5 inch/38 caliber guns (6×2)

48 × 40 mm Bofors guns

20 × 20 mm Oerlikon cannons

Aircraft carried: Four amphibious planes

 

Name: Oregon City class cruiser

Operators:  United States Navy

Preceded by: Baltimore-class cruiser

Succeeded by: Des Moines-class cruiser

In commission: 1946–1970[note 1]

Planned: 10

Completed: 4 (1 completed as a command ship USS Northampton (CLC-1)

Cancelled: 6

 

 

This is the Albany's specs:

 

Class & type: Albany-class guided-missile cruiser (1962-1980)[1]

Displacement: 17,500 tons full load

Length: 673 ft 5 in (205.26 m)

Beam: 70 ft 10 in (21.59 m)

Draft: 26 ft 11 in (8.20 m)

Propulsion: Geared turbines, 120,000 shp (89.5 MW)

Speed: 32.5 knots

Complement: 1,010

As flagship with staff embarked: 1,205

Armament: 2 x 5"/38 caliber guns

2 x Mark 12 RIM-8 Talos missile launchers

2 x Mark 11 RIM-24 Tartar missile launchers

1 x Mark 16 RUR-5 ASROC launcher

6 x torpedo tubes (two triple mounts)

Aircraft carried: None

 

Name: USS Albany

Namesake: Albany, New York

Builder: Bethlehem Steel Company, Quincy, Massachusetts

Laid down: 6 March 1944

Launched: 30 June 1945

Sponsored by: Elizabeth F. Pinckney

Commissioned: 15 June 1946

Decommissioned: 30 June 1958

Reclassified: Guided-missile cruiser, CG-10, 1 November 1958

Recommissioned: 3 November 1962

Decommissioned: 1 March 1967

Recommissioned: 9 November 1968

Decommissioned: 29 August 1980

Struck: 30 June 1985

Motto: Assiduity (as CG-10)

Fate: Sold for scrapping 12 August 1990

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What no pics??  :Smile_sad:

 

Either way, good read...

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View PostElvenLord, on 01 February 2013 - 10:49 PM, said:

What no pics??  :Smile_sad:

Either way, good read...

Can't post them, mods are updating sourcing. Otherwise this would be plastered with pics.

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View PostDaltron, on 01 February 2013 - 10:45 PM, said:


Oregon City got the shaft because only after 18 months of being in commissioned she was decommissioned, so like lol bro why even bother wth.




LOL. Nice way to put it  :Smile_veryhappy:

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