US Cleveland class

US St. Louis class



Cruiser Cleveland class

Light cruisers designed and built during World War II with the goal of increased range and AA armament as compared with earlier classes. Many ships of the class were reffited during the 1950s as Guided Missiles Cruisers

Derivatives / Succeeded by
1958 US CG Galveston class
1959 US CG Providence class


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Typical Max
No Landing platform


US Fore River Shipyard - 3
US William Cramp and Sons - 3

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19441949USUS NavyCL-66USS Springfield
19601974 Providence class CLG-7 USS Springfield
19441949USUS NavyCL-67USS Topeka
19601969 Providence class CLG-8 USS Topeka
19441947USUS NavyCL-91USS Oklahoma City
19601979 sunk 1999 Galveston class CLG-5 USS Oklahoma City
19451949USUS NavyCL-82USS Providence
19591973 Providence class CLG-6 USS Providence
19451949USUS NavyCL-92USS Little Rock
19601976 Galveston class CLG-4 USS Little Rock
19571957USUS NavyCL-93USS Galveston
19581970 Galveston class CLG-3 USS Galveston

6 units


1942-dec-08Laid downLaid down US CL-91 USS Oklahoma City as Galveston class
1943-feb-13Laid downLaid down US CL-66 USS Springfield as Cleveland class
1943-mar-06Laid downLaid down US CL-92 USS Little Rock as Cleveland class
1943-apr-21Laid downLaid down US CL-67 USS Topeka as Cleveland class
1943-jul-27Laid downLaid down US CL-82 USS Providence as Cleveland class
1944-feb-20LaunchedLaunched US CL-91 USS Oklahoma City
1944-mar-09LaunchedLaunched US CL-66 USS Springfield
1944-aug-19LaunchedLaunched US CL-67 USS Topeka
1944-aug-27LaunchedLaunched US CL-92 USS Little Rock
1944-sep-09CommissionedCommissioned US CL-66 USS Springfield
1944-dec-22CommissionedCommissioned US CL-91 USS Oklahoma City
1944-dec-23CommissionedCommissioned US CL-67 USS Topeka
1944-dec-28LaunchedLaunched US CL-82 USS Providence
1945-apr-22LaunchedLaunched US CL-93 USS Galveston as Cleveland class
1945-may-15CommissionedCommissioned US CL-82 USS Providence
1945-jun-17CommissionedCommissioned US CL-92 USS Little Rock
1946-jun-24 US CL-93 USS Galveston construction suspended and assigned to reserve fleet
1947-jun-30DecommissionedDecommissioned US CL-91 USS Oklahoma City to reserve
1949DecommissionedDecommissioned US CL-66 USS Springfield to reserve
1949-jun-14DecommissionedDecommissioned US CL-82 USS Providence to reserve
1949-jun-18DecommissionedDecommissioned US CL-67 USS Topeka
1949-jun-24DecommissionedDecommissioned US CL-92 USS Little Rock to reserve
1957Fate: transferedFate: transfered US CL-66 USS Springfield reclassified as CLG-7
1957Fate: transferedFate: transfered US CL-67 USS Topeka reclassified as CLG-8
1957-mayFate: transferedFate: transfered US CL-82 USS Providence reclassified as CLG-6
1957-may-23Fate: transferedFate: transfered US CL-92 USS Little Rock reclassified as CLG-4
1957-may-23Fate: transferedFate: transfered US CL-91 USS Oklahoma City reclassified as CLG-5
1961 US CL-66 USS Springfield Helicopter Crash, type unk

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