US Boston class

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Guided-Missile Cruiser


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


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)

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19551970USUS NavyCAG-1USS Boston
19561970USUS NavyCAG-2USS Canberra

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1952-febRefitRefit US CAG-1 USS Boston as Boston class
1952-may-30RefitRefit US CAG-2 USS Canberra as Boston class
1955-nov-01CommissionedCommissioned US CAG-1 USS Boston
1956-jun-15CommissionedCommissioned US CAG-2 USS Canberra
1957-jun-08Port VisitPort Visit US CAG-1 USS Boston International Fleet Review, Virginia 1957 in Virginia for International Naval Review
1957-jun-08Port VisitPort Visit US CAG-2 USS Canberra International Fleet Review, Virginia 1957 in Virginia for International Naval Review
1970-feb-02DecommissionedDecommissioned US CAG-2 USS Canberra
1970-may-05DecommissionedDecommissioned US CAG-1 USS Boston
1974-jan-04StruckStruck US CAG-1 USS Boston
1975-mar-28Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped US CAG-1 USS Boston
1978-jul-31StruckStruck US CAG-2 USS Canberra
1980-jul-31Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped US CAG-2 USS Canberra

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