Allied Warships

Heavy cruisers

Portland class

2 ships


The heavy cruiser USS Portland (CA 33) of the US Navy.

Technical information

TypeHeavy cruiser
Displacement9950 BRT 
Length610 feet 
Complement621 men 
Armament9 8"/55 guns (3x3).
8 5"/25 AA guns (8x1).
8 .5" AA.
4 aircraft, 2 catapults.  
Max speed32.5 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Power107000 SHP 
Notes on class 

US Navy US Navy ships of the Portland class

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USS Portland (CA 33)
USS Indianapolis (CA 35) Lost on 30 Jul 1945


2 Heavy cruisers of the Portland class. 1 of them was lost.

See all US Navy Heavy cruiser classes.



Abandon Ship!

Newcomb, Richard F.

Books dealing with this subject include:

Abandon Ship!, Newcomb, Richard F., 2000
Left for dead, Pete Nelson, 2003
The Tragic Fate of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, Lech, Raymond B., 2001



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