USS NEWPORT NEWS (CA 148)

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SKU: USS-NEWPORT-NEWS-CA-148-#1 Categories: ,

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The second USS Newport News (CA–148) was a Des Moines-class heavy cruiser in the United States Navy. Newport News was laid down 1 November 1945; launched on 6 March 1948 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia. The vessel was sponsored by Mrs. Homer L. Ferguson upon commissioning on 29 January 1949, Captain Floyd Smoot commanding. She was the first fully air-conditioned surface ship in the United States Navy, and the last all-gun heavy cruiser in commission in naval history.

Class and type: Des Moines-class heavy cruiser
Displacement: 20,980 tons
Length: 717 ft 6 in (218.69 m)
Beam: 76 ft 6 in (23.32 m)
Draft: 27 ft (8.2 m)
Propulsion: 4 shaft; General Electric turbines; 4 boiler; 120,000 shp
Speed: 31.5 knots (58.3 km/h)
Complement: 1,667 officers and enlisted
Armament:
9 × 8″/55 caliber guns
12 × 5″/38 caliber guns
12 × 3″/50 caliber guns

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8×10 Print, 11×14 Print, 8×10 Plak-it, 11×14 Plak-it, 15×20 Plak-it, 24×36 Plak-it

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Black & White, Color, Colormode

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