US Heavy Cruisers - 1941-45 - Prewar Classes

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Type: Softcover

Product Line: New Vanguard - Ships - Modern Navy - United States

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Product Info

Title
US Heavy Cruisers - 1941-45 - Prewar Classes
Publisher
Category
Author
Mark Stille
Publish Year
2014
Pages
48
Dimensions
7.25x9.75x.2"
NKG Part #
2147545033
MFG. Part #
OSPNVG210
Type
Softcover
Series
NVG210

Description

American Navy cruisers built prior to World War II saw extensive action throughout the Pacific War, in both surface actions like Guadalcanal, and carrier battles like Midway.

Designed and produced under the regulations of the Washington Naval Treaty, the heavy cruisers of the Pensacola, Northampton, Portland, New Orleans and Wichita classes were exercises in compromise. While they possessed very heavy armament, the Pensacolas, for example, carrying a main battery of ten 8" guns, this came at the cost of protection - armor was the same thickness as a gun cruiser, and incapable of protecting the vessels from enemy 8" fire. As the classes evolved, these flaws began to be corrected, with the main battery being reduced, and increased protection being added to the vital areas of the ship. Despite these drawbacks, the pre-war heavy cruiser classes served with distinction throughout World War II.

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