Baltimore Class

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Baltimore Class

USS Baltimore (CA68) 28th July 1942 Sold in February 1971.
USS Boston (CA69) 26th August 1942 Sold in November 1973.
USS Canberra (CA70) 19th April 1943 Sol for breaking in July 1978.
USS Quincy (CA71) 23rd June 1943 Sold in October 1973.
USS Pittsburgh (CA72) 22nd February 1944 Sold in July 1973.
USS St Paul (CA73) 16th September 1944 Broken for scrap on 31st July 1978.
USS Columbus (CA74) 30th November 1944 Sold for breaking on 9th August 1976.
USS Helena (CA75) 28th April 1945 Sold in January 1974.
USS Oregon City (CA122) 9th June 1945 Sold in November 1970.
USS Albany (CA123) 30th June 1945
USS Rochester (CA124) 28th August 1945 Sold in October 1974.
USS Northampton (CA125) 27th January 1951 Sold in December 1977.
USS Bremerton (CA130) 2nd July 1944 Sold in October 1973.
USS Fall River (CA131) 13th August 1944 Sold in February 1971.
USS Macon (CA132) 15th October 1944 Sold in November 1969.
USS Toledo (CA133) 6th May 1945 Sold in January 1974.
USS Los Angeles (CA135) 20th August 1944 Sold in January 1974.
USS Chicago (CA136) 20th August 1944

USS Baltimore

USS Baltimore CA68.  built by Bethlehem Quincy and launched on the 28th July 1942 and completed 15th April 1943. USS Baltimore was the first heavy cruiser of the class completed.  The class was a improvement on the Wichita class. During World War two. Her first c Captaimn was Captain W C Calhoun. USS Baltimore served during he Gilbert island Campaign, Kwajalein, Truk raid, Eniwetok,(17th feb to 2nd March 1944)   Marianas,(21st/22nd February 1944) Hollandia, landings (21s6t/24th April)  Iwo Jima, Okinawa ,  during 1944 and 1945.  went into reserve on the 8th July 1946 at Bremerton wash. But on the 28th November 1951 she was re commissioned into the Atlantic Fleet and served  with the 6th fleet in the Mediterranean during the early 1950's. USS Baltimore represented the Untied states  at the British Coronation Naval review at Spithead in June `1953.  On the 5th January `1955 she was transferred to the Pacific fleet and served with the 7th fleet between February and August 1955 and again went into reserve at Bremerton on the 31st May 1956. and finally stricken  15th February  1971. A total of nine battle stars were awarded to USS Baltimore for service during World war two.

Displacement: 14,472.   Speed; 33 Knots.  range: 10,000 nautical miles at 15 knots.  Crew  1800  to 2039.  Armament: Nine 8-inch guns in triple turrets.  twelve 5-inch guns.  Forty eight 40mm AA Guns.  and carried 4

USS Baltimore watches the Royal Yacht Surprise at Spithead in June 1953. 

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code  PUC060

CA68 USS Baltimore, 15th April 1943, Boston Harbor

Order Code CA68

One copy only of original 1940's printed photo plate, 10" x 8" available, price ?15.  Please note image shown has been cropped for website purpose and more sky and sea and text is shown on the photo plate.   Please add post of  ?3 post for UK ?10 overseas, recorded airmail order photograph here

CA68 USS Baltimore, 15th April 1943

Order Code CA68B

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USS Boston

USS Boston c.1962.Contributed by Andrew Bailey.

USS Boston c.1962.Contributed by Andrew Bailey.

USS St Paul

USS St Paul (CA73) at Hong Kong, July 1970.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM239

USS Chicago

USS Chicago in 1944.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  ? Walker Archive. Order Code  PUC062