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Warship Class - Pensacola - Cruiser
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Primary CountryUnited States (Details)
PeriodWorld War II
Source of TextWikipedia
Credit Link
SubTypeHeavy Cruiser
Preceded ByOmaha (Details)
Succeeded ByNorthampton (Details)
Number Planned2
Number Completed2
First Commisioned1929
Last Year Active1947
Other Nationsnone

History: The Pensacola class was a class of United States Navy heavy cruiser, the first "treaty cruisers" designed under the limitations set by the Washington Naval Treaty, which limited cruisers to a maximum of 10,000 long tons (10,160 t) displacement and a maximum main battery caliber of 8-inch (203 mm).

In an effort to remain within treaty limits, while still mounting a very heavy main battery of ten 8-inch (203 mm) guns, the hull was of welded construction, and the armor belt was thin (varying from 2.5 to 4 inches (64 to 102 mm) in thickness). This was inadequate to protect her vitals from enemy 8-inch shells and was no thicker than the armor on 6-inch (152 mm) gun cruisers. In fact, Pensacola and Salt Lake City were classified as light cruisers due to their minimal armor until re-designated in July 1931, as heavy cruisers in accord with international practice of designating all cruisers with guns larger than 6-inch as heavy cruisers.
Type: Cruiser
SubType: Heavy Cruiser
Primary Country:
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Item created by: gdm on 2019-04-02 07:49:52. Last edited by gdm on 2019-04-02 07:50:41

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