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Warship Class - Omaha - Cruiser
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NameOmaha
Primary CountryUnited States (Details)
PeriodWorld War II
Source of TextWikipedia
Credit Linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omaha-class_cruiser
TypeCruiser
SubTypeLight Cruiser
Preceded BySt. Louis (WW I) (Details)
Succeeded ByBrooklyn (Details)
Number Planned10
Number Completed10
First Commisioned1923
Last Year Active1949
Other NationsSoviet Union



History: The Omaha-class cruisers were a class of light cruisers built for the United States Navy. The oldest class of cruiser still in service with the Navy at the outbreak of World War II, the Omaha class was an immediate post-World War I design.

The ships of the Omaha class spent most of the war deployed to secondary theaters and in less vital tasks than those assigned to more recently built cruisers. The Omaha class were sent in places where their significant armament might be useful if called upon, but where their age and limited abilities were less likely to be tested. These secondary destinations included patrols off the East and West coasts of South America, convoy escort in the South Pacific far from the front lines of battle, patrols and shore bombardment along the distant and frigid Aleutians and Kuril Islands chains, and bombardment duty in the invasion of Southern France when naval resistance was expected to be minimal. The most significant action that any of the ships of the class saw during the war was Marblehead's participation in early war actions around the Dutch East Indies (most notably, the Battle of Makassar Strait), and Richmond's engagement in the Battle of the Komandorski Islands.
Type: Cruiser
SubType: Light Cruiser
Primary Country:
The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles' Hollywood is famed for filmmaking.

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Item created by: Lethe on 2019-03-20 12:17:33. Last edited by gdm on 2020-02-22 14:03:04

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