Allied Warships

Light cruisers

St. Louis class

2 ships


The light cruiser USS Helena (i) of the US Navy. She was lost on 6 Jul 1943.

Technical information

TypeLight cruiser
Displacement10000 BRT 
Length608 feet 
Complement868 men 
Armament15 x 6"/47 (5x3).
8 x 5"/38AA (4x2).
8 x 0.5" AA.
4 Aircraft, 2 catapults. 
Max speed32.5 knots
EnginesGeared Turbines, 4 shafts 
Power100000 SHP 
Notes on classAlso known as the "Modified Brooklyn-class".
These two ships had 4 twin enclosed 5\'38 mounts, two on the port side and two on the starboard side where the Brooklyn class had single 5"/38 mounts. The superstructure was also different. 


All ships of the St. Louis class


US Navy (more on US Navy)

USS Helena (i) (CL 50) Lost on 6 Jul 1943
USS St. Louis (CL 49)


2 Light cruisers of the St. Louis class. 1 of them was lost.

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