USS Portland ('45) (Class), CA

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Jul 12 2018 - 08:43 UTC by SneakyPete
Edited Jul 14 2018 - 15:43 UTC by SneakyPete
Designer
SneakyPete
Rating
Point Value
150
Faction
Unaffiliated
Ship Size
Medium - 120° Broadsides (center)
Ship Class
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Speed Chart
2
12
111
0110
Upgrade Slots
(none)
Hull
11
Ratings
3
0
3
Shields
4
4
4
Armament
Defense Tokens
Designed as a modification over the previous Northampton-class cruiser, the Portland class displaced just under 10,000 long tons (10,000 t) and featured heavier armor and armament than previous cruisers. Featuring 8"/55 caliber guns and designed to function as fleet flagships, the Portland class were intended to fix problems with armament and armor that had been a weakness of preceding U.S. cruisers. These designs were carried over to the following New Orleans class, to which six intended Portland cruisers were converted, three of which were already mid-construction.The Portland class was generally longer than the Northampton class by about 10 feet (3.0 m) and featured a revised bow shape. They were otherwise generally similar to the Northampton class, with an extended forecastle to improve sea-keeping abilities.[5] Their masts were reduced as compared to the Northampton class in order to reduce top weight.[8]When completed, the Pensacola class displaced less than expected, at 9,100 tonnes (9,000 long tons; 10,000 short tons),[1] which was 1,000 tonnes (980 long tons; 1,100 short tons) less than expected, and were found to be greatly deficient in their protection.[2] For the following Northampton class, the armor protection was increased to 1,057 tonnes (1,040 long tons; 1,165 short tons) with 3 inches (76 mm) of armor along the main belt.[9] Still, these ships only displaced between 9,050 tonnes (8,910 long tons; 9,980 short tons) and 9,300 tonnes (9,200 long tons; 10,300 short tons)[1] While the Portland-class cruisers were more heavily armored than the preceding classes, this problem was found to be so significant that in fiscal year 1929, an entirely different design was formulated for a new class of cruisers, the New Orleans class. Several of the Portland hulls were then converted to New Orleans hulls during construction.Sister ship: Portland, IndianapolisArmada Special rules:Optical TargetingFaceBook page: WWII Armada Modhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/255795304975065/

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