USS Roanoke CL-145

In Murdoc’s opinion, Worcester-class cruisers were some of the prettiest ships ever built:

USS Roanoke CL-145

USS Roanoke CL-145

Laid down in early 1945, only two of ten planned ships in the class were completed. They served until 1958. Classed as ‘light cruisers’ because they mounted 6″ guns, they displaced 18,000 tons fully loaded and were 679 feet long. The twelve dual-purpose 6″/47 main guns never quite performed up to expectations.

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