Allied Warships

Heavy cruisers

US Navy

All Heavy cruiser classes (in service with the US Navy).

 Pensacola (2)1929 - 1930
 Northampton (6)1930 - 1931
 Portland (2)1932 - 1933
 New Orleans (7)1934 - 1937
 Wichita (1)1939 - 1939
 Baltimore (18)1943 - 1946

6 ship classes.

Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: Heavy cruisers



Royal Navy18 May 1940HMS Effingham (D 98)Cavendish 


Royal Navy26 Mar 1941HMS York (90)York 


Royal Navy1 Mar 1942HMS Exeter (68)York 
US Navy1 Mar 1942USS Houston (i) (CA 30)Northampton 
Royal Navy5 Apr 1942HMS Cornwall (56)Kent 
Royal Navy5 Apr 1942HMS Dorsetshire (40)Dorsetshire 
Royal Australian Navy9 Aug 1942HMAS Canberra (D 33)Kent 
US Navy9 Aug 1942USS Astoria (i) (CA 34)New Orleans 
US Navy9 Aug 1942USS Quincy (i) (CA 39)New Orleans 
US Navy9 Aug 1942USS Vincennes (i) (CA 44)New Orleans 
French Navy27 Nov 1942FR ColbertSuffren 
French Navy27 Nov 1942FR FochSuffren 
US Navy1 Dec 1942USS Northampton (CA 26)Northampton 


US Navy30 Jan 1943USS Chicago (i) (CA 29)Northampton 


US Navy30 Jul 1945USS Indianapolis (CA 35)Portland 

15 Heavy cruisers lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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