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Navy History and Heritage Command #NH 101685
rotated by author
||1425 tons standard displacement
|Dimensions||226'2" by 40'11" by 12'7"
68.9m by 12.5m by 3.8m
|Maximum speed||12 knots|
|Armament||2 4"/50 guns
4 3"/50 dual-purpose guns
||1-shaft triple expansion
reciprocating (950 ihp)
2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers
The Sacramento was completed in 1914 to show the flag in Mexico and central and south America. The ship later assisted the Coast Guard in interning German merchant vessels when the United States entered the First World War. She later performed convoy escort out of Gibraltar. She spent much of the period between the wars with Asiatic Fleet.
The ship was obsolete by
1941 but was serving as part of the local defense force at Pearl Harbor when the attack
took place that brought the U.S. into the Second World War. Sacramento served
in various tender, local defense, and training roles in Hawaii and
California through the remainder of the war.
DANFS (accessed 2008-7-12)
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