USS Portland (Class), CA

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Jul 12 2018 - 08:43 UTC by SneakyPete
Edited Aug 25 2018 - 18:10 UTC by SneakyPete
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SneakyPete
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152
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Ship Size
Medium - 120° Broadsides (center)
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0000
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Hull
11
Ratings
3
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3
Shields
3
5
3
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Special rules:Radar TargetingDesigned 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. 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, IndianapolisFaceBook page: WWII Armada Modhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/255795304975065/

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