US Galveston class

US Cleveland class

Guided-Missile Cruiser


Guided-Missile Cruiser Galveston class

Originally built as Cleveland class light cruisers (CL) during WWII were refitted with a Talos SAM launcher and reclassified as guided light cruisers (CLG)


15200full load (tn)
186length (m)
20beam (m)
7.60draught (m)
32max speed (knots)

4Naval Engine boilers
4Naval Engine steam turbines

1Missile Launcher Mk 12 Talos

2Naval Gun Mark 16 6 inch (triple 152mm)
1Naval Gun Mark 28 5/38 inch (twin 127mm)

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Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
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19581970USUS NavyCLG-3USS Galveston
19601976USUS NavyCLG-4USS Little Rock
19601979 sunk 1999USUS NavyCLG-5USS Oklahoma City

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1957-may-23 US CLG-3 USS Galveston reclassified as CLG-3
1957-junRefitRefit US CLG-4 USS Little Rock to 1960 as Galveston class
1957-junRefitRefit US CLG-5 USS Oklahoma City as Galveston class
1958-may-28CommissionedCommissioned US CLG-3 USS Galveston as Galveston class
1960-jun-03CommissionedCommissioned US CLG-4 USS Little Rock
1960-sep-07CommissionedCommissioned US CLG-5 USS Oklahoma City
1969 US CLG-4 USS Little Rock Sixth Fleet flagship
1969AircraftAircraft US CLG-4 USS Little Rock asg UH-2A 147980
1970-mayDecommissionedDecommissioned US CLG-3 USS Galveston
1973-dec-21StruckStruck US CLG-3 USS Galveston
1975-mayFate: scrappedFate: scrapped US CLG-3 USS Galveston
1976-octDecommissionedDecommissioned US CLG-4 USS Little Rock
1976-nov-22StruckStruck US CLG-4 USS Little Rock
1977Fate: museumFate: museum US CLG-4 USS Little Rock Buffalo and Erie County Naval Military Park, Buffalo, New York
1979-dec-15DecommissionedDecommissioned US CLG-5 USS Oklahoma City
1999Fate: sunkFate: sunk US CLG-5 USS Oklahoma City as a target by South Korean submarine Lee Chun

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