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Warship - USS Wichita (CA-134) - Cruiser - Heavy Cruiser

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Warship - USS Wichita (CA-134) - Cruiser - Heavy Cruiser
Name USS Wichita (CA-134)
Country United States (Details)
Period Cold War
Pennant/Designation CA-134
Type Cruiser
SubType Heavy Cruiser
Class Wichita (Details)
Year Launched 1946
Year Commisioned 1948
Last Year Active 1991
Status Scrapped
Source of Text TroveStar
Credit Link Link

History: The USS Des Moines (CA-134), the second ship of that name in the United States Navy, was the lead ship of a class of heavy cruisers. Des Moines was launched 27 September 1946 by Bethlehem Steel Company, Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts; sponsored by Mrs. E. T. Meredith, Jr.; and commissioned 16 November 1948, Captain A. D. Chandler in command. She became the first of her class to mount the semi-automatic Mark 16 8 inch turrets [1] and carry the new Sikorsky HO3S-1 utility helicopters in place of seaplanes. She was named after the capital of the state of Iowa.

USS Wichita (CA-45) was a unique heavy cruiser of the United States Navy built in the 1930s. .

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.

Item created by: gdm on 2019-04-09 02:39:44

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