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Guided-Missile Cruiser Boston class

First guided missile cruisers in the world. Both ships in this experimental class were originally Baltimore class heavy cruisers that had been decommissioned after World War II

Specifications

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1142crew
13600full load (tn)
205length (m)
21beam (m)
8draught (m)
33max speed (knots)
4Naval Engine boilers
4Naval Engine steam turbines
2Missile Launcher Mk 10 Terrier
2Naval Gun Mark 15 8 inch (triple 203mm)
5Naval Gun Mark 28 5/38 inch (twin 127mm)

Aircraft

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    Typical Max
No Landing platform



List of Ships

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USUS NavyCAG-1USS Boston19551970
USUS NavyCAG-2USS Canberra19561970




2 units


Events

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1952-febRefitUS CAG-1 USS Boston as Boston class
1952-may-30RefitUS CAG-2 USS Canberra as Boston class
1955-nov-1CommissionedUS CAG-1 USS Boston
1956-jun-15CommissionedUS CAG-2 USS Canberra
1957-jun-8Port VisitUS CAG-1 USS Boston International Fleet Review, Virginia 1957 in Virginia for International Naval Review
1957-jun-8Port VisitUS CAG-2 USS Canberra International Fleet Review, Virginia 1957 in Virginia for International Naval Review
1970-feb-2DecommissionedUS CAG-2 USS Canberra
1970-may-5DecommissionedUS CAG-1 USS Boston
1974-jan-4StruckUS CAG-1 USS Boston
1975-mar-28Fate: scrappedUS CAG-1 USS Boston
1978-jul-31StruckUS CAG-2 USS Canberra
1980-jul-31Fate: scrappedUS CAG-2 USS Canberra






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