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  • 1952    


    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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