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Fargo Class Light Cruiser

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Ship Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
CL106 Fargo New York Sbdg 23 Aug 43 25 Feb 45 09 Dec 45 Stricken 1 Mar 1970
CL107 Huntington New York Sbdg 04 Oct 43 08 Apr 45 23 Feb 46 Stricken 1 Sept 1961
CL108 Newark New York Sbdg 17 Jan 44 28 Apr 05 Canc 12 August 1945
CL109 New Haven New York Sbdg 28 Feb 44 not launched Canc 12 Aug 1945
CL110 Buffalo New York Sbdg 03 Apr 44 not launched Canc12 Aug 1945
CL111 Wilmington Cramp 05 Mar 45 not launched Canc 12 Aug 1946
CL112 Vallejo New York Sbdg not laid Canc 5 Oct 1944
CL113 Helena New York Sbdg not laid Canc 5 Oct 1944
CL114 Roanoke New York Sbdg not laid Canc 5 Oct 1944
CL115 New York Sbdg not laid Canc 5 Oct 1944
CL116 Tallahasee Newport News 31 Jan 44 not launched Canc 12 Aug 1945
CL117 Cheyenne Newport News 29 May 44 not launched Canc 12 Aug 1945
CL118 Chattanooga Newport News 09 Oct 44 not launched Canc 12 Aug 1945

All details were similar to the Cleveland Class except that this class had only a single funnel.

By 1942 it was desired to improve on existing cruiser designs, based on war experience to date. These improvements were in the main concerned with reduced topweight and better internal subdivision. The 6in turrets were lowered by about a foot, the forward and aft shelter decks extended to enclose the forward and after turret barbettes, the 5in wing gunhouses were lowered to the upper deck, and the 40mm mountings lowered. lntemally, there were significant changes. The fire rooms were altered so that all uptakes vented to a single funnel, and the superstructure was altered accordingly, with a corresponding benefit in the fields of fire for the AA guns. The hangar was halved in size to allow extra berthing space for the crew, and, in consequence, these ships could accommodate only two float planes. The bridge structures were altered, lowered and rearranged, as were the directors.

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Huntington approaching her berth at Capetown, October 1948. NH93203
Huntington approaching her berth at Capetown, October 1948. NH93203
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