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Oakland Class, U.S. Antiaircraft Cruisers


Photograph of USS Oakland

Naval Historical Center #NH 98443

Schematic diagram of Oakland class antiaircraft cruiser

ONI 222


Specifications:


Tonnage

6700 tons standard displacement

Dimensions

541'6" by 53'2" by 26'6"
165.05m by 16.21m by 8.08m

Maximum speed      

33 knots

Complement

623

Armament

6x2 5"/38 dual-purpose guns
8x2 40mm Bofors AA guns
18x1 20mm Oerlikon AA guns
2x4 21" torpedo tubes
6 depth charge throwers
2 depth charge tracks

Protection

3.75" (95mm) belt (machinery and after magazine)
1.1" (28mm) belt (forward magazine)
3.75" (95mm) bulkheads
1.25" (32mm) armored deck
1.25" (32mm) turret
Machinery
2-shaft Westinghouse geared turbines (75,000 shp)
4 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Bunkerage

1360 tons fuel oil

Range

8500 nautical miles at 15 knots
Sensors
Sonar, most likely QC
Modifications
1943-12: Added 1x4 40mm guns.

The Oaklands were a repeat of the Atlanta class which replaced the wing 5" turrets with twin 40mm mounts, reducing topweight and improving stability. This was largely lost again with the addition of a forest of light antiaircraft guns.

Units in the Pacific:

Oakland
completed 1943-7-17 (San Francisco)     
Reno
completed 1943-12-28 (San Francisco)     
Flint
completed 1944-8-31 (San Francisco)     
Tucson
completed 1945-2-3 (San Francisco)     


References

DANFS

Gogin (2010; accessed 2012-1-30)

Whitley (1988)

Worth (2001)



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