Allied Warships

Heavy cruisers

Northampton class

6 ships


The heavy cruiser USS Chicago (i) of the US Navy. She was lost on 30 Jan 1943.

Technical information

TypeHeavy cruiser
Displacement9300 BRT 
Length600 feet 
Complement621 men 
Armament9 8"/55 guns (3x3).
4 5"/25 AA guns (4x1).
6 x 21" torpedo tubes (2x3).
4 Aircraft, 2 catapults. 
Max speed32.5 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Power107000 SHP 
Notes on class 


All ships of the Northampton class


US Navy (more on US Navy)

USS Augusta (CA 31)
USS Chester (CA 27)
USS Louisville (CA 28)
USS Chicago (i) (CA 29) Lost on 30 Jan 1943
USS Houston (i) (CA 30) Lost on 1 Mar 1942
USS Northampton (CA 26) Lost on 1 Dec 1942


6 Heavy cruisers of the Northampton class. 3 of them were lost.

See all Heavy cruiser classes.



Battle to Save the Houston

Miller, John Grider

Books dealing with this subject include:

Battle to Save the Houston, Miller, John Grider, 2000



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