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Warship - USS Providence (CL-82) - Cruiser - Light Cruiser

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Warship - USS Providence (CL-82) - Cruiser - Light Cruiser
Name USS Providence (CL-82)
Country United States (Details)
Period none
Pennant/Designation CL-82
Type Cruiser
SubType Light Cruiser
Class Cleveland (Details)
Year Launched 1943
Year Commisioned 1944
Last Year Active 1978
Status Scrapped
Source of Text Wikipedia
Credit Link Link

History: USS Providence (CL–82/CLG-6/CG-6) was a Cleveland-class light cruiser and the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named after the city of Providence, Rhode Island. Providence was commissioned between 1945 and 1949. From 1957 to 1959, she was converted to a guided missile cruiser and flagship. She served in that role from 1959 to 1973. After her decommissioning, she was finally scrapped in 1980.

The Cleveland class was a group of light cruisers built for the U.S. Navy during World War II. The ships were designed with the goal of increased cruising range, anti-aircraft armament, torpedo protection, etc., compared with earlier U.S. cruisers. Fifty-two ships of this class were originally planned, but nine of them were completed as the light aircraft carriers of the Independence class, and two of them were completed to a somewhat different design, with more compact superstructures and just a single stack. These two were called the Fargo class. Of the 27 Cleveland-class cruisers that were commissioned, one (Galveston) was completed as a guided missile cruiser and five were later modified as Galveston and Providence-class guided missile cruisers. Following the naming convention at the time, all the ships completed as cruisers were named for US cities and towns.

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 2021-08-26 07:55:49. Last edited by gdm on 2021-08-26 07:57:12

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