USS BOSTON (CAG 1) (CA 69)

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SKU: USS-BOSTON,-CAG-1-1963-#3A Categories: ,

Description

USS Boston (CA-69/CAG-1), a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser, was the sixth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the U.S. city of Boston, Massachusetts. Boston was launched 26 August 1942 by Bethlehem Steel Company’s, Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts; sponsored by Mrs. Helen Noonan Tobin, wife of the Mayor of Boston, Maurice J. Tobin; and commissioned 30 June 1943, Captain J. H. Carson in command.

Class and type: Baltimore-class heavy cruiser
Displacement:
14,472 long tons (14,704 t) (standard)
17,031 long tons (17,304 t) (max)
Length: 673 ft 5 in (205.26 m) oa
Beam: 70 ft 10 in (21.59 m)
Draft:
20 ft 6 in (6.25 m) (mean)
26 ft (7.9248000000 m) (max)
Installed power:
4 × 615 psi Steam boilers
120,000 shp (89,000 kW)
Propulsion:
4 × General Electric geared turbines
4 × screws
Speed: 33 kn (38 mph; 61 km/h)
Range: 10,000 nmi (19,000 km) at 15 kn (17 mph; 28 km/h)
Complement: 1,142 officers and enlisted
Armament:
3 × triple 8 in (200 mm)/55 caliber guns
6 × dual 5 in (130 mm)/38 caliber anti-aircraft guns
12 × quad 40 mm (1.6 in) Bofors anti-aircraft guns
24 × single 20 mm (0.79 in) Oerlikon anti-aircraft cannons
Armor:
Belt: 4–6 in (100–150 mm)
Deck: 2.5 in (64 mm)
Barbettes: 6–6.3 in (150–160 mm)
Turrets: 1.5–8 in (38–203 mm)
Aircraft carried: 4 × floatplanes
Aviation facilities: 2 × stern catapults

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