Allied Warships

Anti-aircraft cruisers

Atlanta class

4 ships

The anti-aircraft cruiser USS Atlanta (i) (CL 51) of the US Navy. She was lost on 13 Nov 1942.

Technical information

TypeAnti-aircraft cruiser
Displacement8340 BRT 
Length541 feet 
Complement673 men 
Armament16 5"/38 DP guns (8x2).
12 1.1" AA (3x4).
6 20 mm AA.
8 21 inch torpedo tubes (2x4). 
Max speed32.5 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power75000 SHP 
Notes on classIntended to replace the aging Omaha-class light cruisers. 

All ships of the Atlanta class

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USS Atlanta (i) (CL 51) Lost on 13 Nov 1942
USS Juneau (CL 52) Lost on 13 Nov 1942
USS San Diego (CL 53)
USS San Juan (CL 54)

4 Anti-aircraft cruisers of the Atlanta class. 2 of them were lost.

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