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Chester Class Scout Cruisers
- commissioned 1908 -

Equipped with different propulsion systems for comparison, they were armed with two 5" and six 3" guns, and two torpedo tubes. Re-armed in 1917,  both 5" and four of the 3" guns were removed to add instead four 5" guns of a larger caliber and one 3" AA gun. All were originally designated as CS.

 

Wood ship models of Chester class scout cruisers
       
3,750 tons / 423 feet / 24 knots / Crew: 359

Chester class scout cruisers

CS-1/CL-1 USS Chester
CS-2/CL-2 USS Birmingham
CS-3/CL-3 USS Salem

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Omaha Class Scout Cruisers
- commissioned 1923 to 1925 -

Intended as long range, high speed scouts but employed as destroyer leaders after aircraft took on the role of scouting, they were armed with two twin and eight single 6" guns, four twin 3" guns, twelve 28mm AA, eight 20mm AA and 6 torpedo tubes. Two 6" singles were removed in 1928 and 1929. Carried 2 float planes. All previously designated CS
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Wood ship models of Omaha class scout cruisers
 
7,000 tons / 555 feet / 35 knots / Crew: 458

 
Omaha class scout cruisers
CL-4 to CL-13
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Scale 1:280 (24") $1599 : 1/3 deposit = $533
Scale 1:220 (31") $1980 : 1/3 deposit = $660

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Olympia Protected Cruiser
- commissioned 1895 -

Admiral Dewey's flagship at Manila, she was armed with two twin 8" main guns, ten 5" guns, four  6-pounders, six 1-pounders, 2 Gatling guns and six 18" torpedo tubes. She was modified, redesignated CA-15, then CL-15. Stricken in 1957, the ship is now a museum ship at Philadelphia PA. Restored to her 1898 configuration, she is the sole floating survivor of the US Navy's Spanish-American War fleet.

Wood ship models of Olympia protected cruiser
5,586 tons / 344 feet / 21.7 knots / Crew: 428
C-6 USS Olympia
(also was CA-15 USS Olympia and CL-15 USS Olympia)
 

Olympia protected cruiser
(Dewey's Flagship in Manila Bay)
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Scale 1:192 (22") $1599 : 1/3 deposit = $533
Scale 1:130 (32") $2040 : 1/3 deposit = $680

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Denver Class Peace Cruisers
- commissioned 1903 to 1905 -

Third class gunboats that originally had other designations (C/PG/CL) and other hull #s. Main battery was ten 5" guns, which was reduced to eight during WWI. Additional armament was eight 6-pounders, two 1-pounders and four .30 caliber machine guns. One 3" AA gun was added post-war.

Wood ship models of Denver class peace cruisers
3,200 tons / 309 feet / 16 knots / Crew: 339
   CL-16 USS Denver               CL-17 USS Des Moines   
CL-18 USS Chattanooga    CL-19 USS Galveston  
 
CL-20 USS Tacoma             CL-21 USS Cleveland
 
 

Denver class peace cruisers
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Scale 1:192 (20") $1599 : 1/3 deposit = $533
Scale 1:130 (29") $1899 : 1/3 deposit = $633

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Pensacola Class Heavy Cruisers
- commissioned 1929 and 1930 -

These were the US Navy's first Washington Naval Treaty cruisers and the first modern cruisers to mount the 8-inch gun designed to match the firepower of Japanese cruisers. Lightly armored but top heavy when anti-aircraft armament was added later during WWII, they originally had two triple and two twin 8" guns, eight single 5" guns and six 21" torpedo  tubes (removed prior to 1941). Final anti-aircraft set up was sixteen 1.1" (added 1941), six quad 40mm (added 1943), twenty-eight 20mm (added 1943). Carried four float planes (no hangers). Both ships were previously designated CL.

Wood ship models of Pensacola class cruisers
9,100 tons / 585 feet / 32.5 knots / Crew: 653
 

Pensacola class cruisers

CL-24/CA-24 USS Pensacola
CL-25/CA-25 USS Salt Lake City

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Northampton Class Heavy Cruisers
- commissioned 1930 to 1931 -

Improved Pensacola's with new aircraft storage, the six ships were built to add firepower to the US Navy battle fleet which could not build more battleships due to the 1922 Washington Naval Treaty. First 3 ships were equipped as flagships.  Armed with 3 triple 8" guns, four 5", 6 quad 40mm, 28-20mm and 6 torpedo tubes, all were previously designated CL.

Wood ship models of Northampton class cruisers
9,300 tons /  600 feet / 32.5 knots / Crew: 621
 
Northampton class cruisers

CL-26/CA-26 USS Northampton
CL-27/CA-27 USS Chester
CL-28/CA-28USS Louisville
CL-29/CA-29 USS Chicago
CL-30/CA-30USS Houston
CL-31CA-31 USS Augusta

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Portland Class Heavy Cruisers
- commissioned 1932 to 1933 -

Modified Northampton class cruisers with a new superstructure and an improved aircraft storage arrangement, they were armed with 3 triple 8" guns and 4 twin 5" guns. Final anti-aircraft armament on Portland was 16-28mm and 12-20mm. Indianapolis had 24-40mm and 12-20mm. They carried four float planes. Both were previously designated CL.

Wood ship models of Portland class cruisers
 
9,9500 tons /  610 feet / 32.5 knots / Crew: 952
CL-33/CA-33 USS Portland    CL-35/CA-35 USS Indianapolis
 
Portland class cruisers
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Scale 1:280 (27") $1680 : 1/3 deposit = $560
Scale 1:220 (34") $2175 : 1/3 deposit = $725

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New Orleans Class Heavy Cruisers
- commissioned 1934 to 1937 -

A new design that reduced the "over weight" problem of earlier designs. They were armed with three triple 8" guns, eight single 5" guns and eight .50 caliber AA.. Final anti-aircraft armament was four quad 40mm and twelve 20mm. They carried four float planes. The first 3 ships were designated CL and were re-designated CA.

Wood ship models of New Orleans class cruisers
 
11,300 tons /  588 feet / 32.5 knots / Crew: 684
CL-32/CA-32 USS New Orleans     CL-34/CA-34 USS Astoria
CL-36/CA-36 USS Minneapolis  CA-37 USS Tuscaloosa
 
CA-38 USS San Francisco   CA-39 USS Quincy  
  
CA-44 USS Vincennes
 
New Orleans class cruisers
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Scale 1:280 (26") $1620 : 1/3 deposit = $540
Scale 1:220 (32") $2040 : 1/3 deposit = $680

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Brooklyn Class Light Cruisers
- commissioned 1937 to 1938 -

A new design that carried five triple 6" guns, eight 5"/25 cal. and eight 5"/38 cal. guns Reconstructions with blisters and secondary weapons were ordered for all ships to be done after severe battle damage. Final AA armament varied: up to 16-40mm Bofors and up to 24-20mm Oerlikons. The ships had hanger room for six aircraft, two aft catapults.

Wood ship models of Brooklyn class light cruisers
12,300 tons /  608 feet / 32.5 knots / Crew: 950 - 1200
CL-40 USS Brooklyn     CL-41 USS Philadelphia
 
CL-42 USS Savannah    CL-43 USS Nashville         
 
  CL-46 USS Phoenix       CL-47 USS Boise                 
CL-48 USS Honolulu
 
Brooklyn class light cruisers
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Scale 1:280 (26") $1620 : 1/3 deposit = $540
Scale 1:220 (33") $2100 : 1/3 deposit = $700

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Wichita Class Heavy Cruiser
- commissioned 1939 -

 Heavy cruiser version of the Brooklyn class, this ship was the connection between the pre-war cruisers and those built during the war. Armed with 3 triple 8" guns, 4 twin 5" guns and 8-.50 cal, the final anti-aircraft setup was 4 quad and 4 twin 40mm, and twenty single 20mm. Carried 2 scout planes.

Wood ship models of Wichita class heavy cruiser
12,100 tons /  608 feet / 33.5 knots / Crew: 288
CA-45 USS Wichita
 
Wichita class heavy cruiser
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Scale 1:280 (26") $1620 : 1/3 deposit = $540
Scale 1:220 (34") $2175 : 1/3 deposit = $725

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St. Louis Class Light Cruisers
- commissioned 1939 -

Built under the limitation of the London Naval Treaty of 1930, these two ships were a modified Brooklyn design. They had improved anti-aircraft armament and a new arrangement for the machinery. Armament was five triples of  6" guns, four twin 5" guns and eight .50 cal AA. They carried four aircraft launched from aft catapults.

Wood ship models of St. Louis class light cruisers
10,000 tons /  614 feet / 32.5 knots / Crew: 888
CL-49 USS St. Louis    CL-50 USS Helena
 
St. Louis class light cruisers
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Scale 1:280 (27") $1599 : 1/3 deposit = $533
Scale 1:220 (35") $2205 : 1/3 deposit = $735

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Atlanta Class AA Cruisers
- commissioned 1941 - 1942

Anti-aircraft cruisers that were essentially large Destroyer Leaders intended to replace the aging Omaha Class. They were armed with 8 twin 5" guns, 3 quad 1.1" (replaced by 40mm), 6-20mm (increased to 13), eight 21" torpedo tubes, 2 depth charge racks and 6 "K" gun racks. Carried 3 sea planes. San Diego and San Juan were re-designated CLAA.

Wood ship models of Atlanta class light cruisers
6,718 tons /  541 feet / 32.5 knots / Crew: 673
CL-51 USS Atlanta  CL-52 USS Juneau
CL-53/CLAA-53 USS San Diego
CL-54/CLAA-54 USS San Juan
 
Atlanta class light cruisers
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Scale 1:280 (24") $1599 : 1/3 deposit = $533
Scale 1:220 (30") $1920 : 1/3 deposit = $640

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Cleveland Class Light Cruisers
- commissioned 1942 - 1945

Essentially an improved version of the Brooklyn class design, 39 hulls were ordered of which 27 were completed as cruisers, 9 as Light Fleet Carriers, and 3 hulls were cancelled. Original cruiser design was four triple 6" guns, six twin 5" guns, four twin 40mm (later four quad and six twin 40mm) and ten 20mm's. Carried four seaplanes and had two aft catapults. Most ships were extensively modified. CL-66 and later had steel deckhouses in place of earlier aluminum. Badly overloaded by 1945, six were converted to missile cruisers in the late 1950s.

Wood ship models of Cleveland class light cruisers
10,000 tons /  610 feet / 32.5 knots / Crew: 1255
 
Cleveland class light cruisers
CL-55 to CL-105

 

 

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Baltimore Class Heavy Cruisers
- commissioned 1943 - 1946

New heavy cruisers based on the Wichita class design, they were probably the best CA's in WWII. Armament: 3 triple 8" guns, 6 twin 5", 12 quad 40mm and 26-20mm. All ships except Boston, Canberra, Quincy & Chicago had quad 40mm's replaced by twin 3" post-WWII. 4 aircraft, 2 hangers, 2 catapults. Some ships were later converted to missile cruisers.

Wood ship models of Baltimore class heavy cruisers
15,500 tons /  673.5 feet / 32 knots / Crew: 1426


 
Baltimore class heavy cruisers
CA-68 to CA-138
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Scale 1:280 (29") $1860 : 1/3 deposit = $620
Scale 1:220 (37") $2295 : 1/3 deposit = $765

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Oakland Class AA Cruisers
- commissioned 1943 - 1945

Anti-aircraft cruisers based on the Atlanta design with superstructure modifications, their armament varied: 6 twin 5", three 1.1" (removed 1943) 4-8 twin 40mm (up to 24-40mm), 8-16 20mm; 6-8 21 torpedo tubes (removed from 2 ships) and some ships with 2 depth charge tracks. All were re-designated CLAA.

Wood ship models of Oakland class light cruisers
8,500 tons /  541.5 feet / 32.5 knots / Crew: 590 - 731
CL-95/CLAA_95 USS Oakland   CL-96/CLAA-96 USS Reno
CL-97/CLAA-97 USS Flint       CL-98/CLAA-98 USS Tucson
 
Oakland class light cruisers
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Scale 1:280 (24") $1599 : 1/3 deposit = $533
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Alaska Class Large Cruisers
- commissioned 1944

Six large cruisers ordered under the 1940 Two Ocean Navy program, their extra size and larger guns insured against Japan building super cruisers more powerful than US heavy cruisers. As built, they were much closer to cruisers in design than battleships or battlecruisers. Wartime reality ultimately reduced the class to two ships only.

Wood ship models of Alaska class large cruisers
27,000 tons /  808.5 feet / 31.4 knots / Crew: 2251

  CB-1 USS Alaska     CB-2 USS Guam
  
Alaska class large cruisers
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Scale 1:350 (28") $1740 : 1/3 deposit = $580
Scale 1:280 (35") $2205 : 1/3 deposit = $735

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Fargo Class Light Cruisers
- commissioned 1945 and 1946

Based on the previous Cleveland class design, the superstructure was modified to improve the firing arc of the anti-aircraft battery. Original armament was four triple  6" guns, 6 twin 5" guns, 28-40m and 20-20mm AA. Thirteen ships of this class were authorized but, with the war ending, all but two were cancelled. The ships carried three aircraft.

Wood ship models of Fargo class light cruisers
10,000 tons /  608 feet / 32.5 knots / Crew: 1100

   CL-106 USS Fargo   CL-107 USS Huntington
 
Fargo class light cruisers
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Scale 1:280 (26") $1620 : 1/3 deposit = $540
Scale 1:220 (34") $2175 : 1/3 deposit = $725

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Juneau Class AA Cruisers
- commissioned 1946

Anti-aircraft cruisers based on the Atlanta and Oakland designs, they had a new superstructure to give better firing arcs for the 6 twin 5" DP guns (anti-aircraft defense to 35,000' altitude), 6 quad and 6 twin 40mm Bofors (defense to 15,000') and 8 twin 20mm Oerlikon guns. All were re-designated CLAA.


Wood ship models of Juneau class light cruisers
6,000 tons /  543 feet /  32.5 knots / Crew: 801

CL-119/CLAA-119 USS Juneau
CL-120/CLAA-120 USS Spokane
CL-121/CLAA-121 USS Fresno
 
Juneau class light cruisers
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Scale 1:280 (24") $1599 : 1/3 deposit = $533
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Oregon City Class Heavy Cruisers
- commissioned 1946

Eight ships of this class were authorized. but 4 were cancelled at the end of WWII and another was suspended during construction, then completed as a command ship. The first 3 cruisers were commissioned and would decommission the following year.  One was re-designated CG-10. Armament varied considerably between the 4 ships.

Wood ship models of Oregon City class heavy cruisers
14,472 tons /  676.5 feet / 32.5knots / Crew: 1146

CA-122 USS Oregon City   CA-123/CG-10 USS Albany
CA-124 USS Rochester

   
CA-125/CLC-1/CC-1 USS Northampton (special order only)
 
Oregon City class heavy cruisers
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Scale 1:280 (29") $1860 : 1/3 deposit = $620
Scale 1:220 (37") $2295 : 1/3 deposit = $765

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Des Moines Class Heavy Cruisers
- commissioned 1948 to 1949

These ships were the largest cruisers ever built and represent the culmination of wartime cruiser design. They were armed with the new 8" Mk-16 rapid firing gun  - which was the first auto-loading gun deployed by the US Navy. Armament:  3 triple 8", 6 twin 5", 12 twin 3", 6 twin 20mm AA (removed 1947). Carried one utility helicopter.

Wood ship models of Des Moines class heavy cruisers
19,500 tons / 716 feet / 33.5 knots / Crew 1668
CA-134 USS Des Moines   CA-139 USS Salem
CA-148 Newport News
 
Des Moines class heavy cruisers
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Scale 1:280 (31") $1980 : 1/3 deposit = $660
Scale 1:220 (39") $2700 : 1/3 deposit = $900

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Worcester Class Heavy Cruisers
- commissioned 1948 and 1949

An enlarged Atlanta class designed to carry the new 6" dual purpose gun - the first 6" gun capable of engaging aircraft. Ten ships were assigned but only two were laid down (1945).  The remaining eight ships were cancelled and considered surplus to the war effort. Armament: six twin 6" DP guns, ten twin and two single 3" guns.

Wood ship models of Worcester class light cruisers
13,000 tons /  679.5 feet / 33 knots / Crew: 1560
CL-144 USS Worcester   CL-145 USS Roanoke

 
Worcester class light cruisers
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Scale 1:220 (37") $2295 : 1/3 deposit = $765

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