Allied Warships

Heavy Cruisers

Wichita class

1 ship

The heavy cruiser USS Wichita (CA 45) of the US Navy.

Technical information

TypeHeavy Cruiser
Displacement10000 BRT 
Length608 feet 
Complement863 men 
Armament9 8"/55 guns (3x3).
8 5"/38 DP guns (8x1).
8 .5" AA.
4 aircraft, 2 catapults. 
Max speed33.5 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 4 shafts 
Notes on classWichita was based on the design of the Brooklyn class light cruisers, with its aviation being at the stern as opposed to amidships like earlier heavy cruisers. Wichita's design was the transition to the later heavy cruisers.  

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USS Wichita (CA 45)

1 Heavy Cruiser of the Wichita class.

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