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Axis & Allies War at Sea - USS Cleveland (CL 55)

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General Type Ship
Unit Type Cruiser
Cost 16
Set Task Force
Manufacturer Hasbro
Country United States (Details)
Available 1942
Set ID 23
Rarity U
Class Name Cleveland
Class Size 27
Armor 5
Vital 10
Hull Points 3
Speed 139.495
Primary 8/8/8/7
Secondary 5/5/4/0
AA 8/0/-/-
Special Ability Radar Fire Control
Special Ability Improved Radar
Special Ability Extended Range 4
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Class/Manufacturer History: The Cleveland class was a group of light cruisers built for the U.S. Navy during World War II. The ships were designed with the goal of increased cruising range, anti-aircraft armament, torpedo protection, etc., compared with earlier U.S. cruisers. Fifty-two ships of this class were originally planned, but nine of them were completed as the light aircraft carriers of the Independence class, and two of them were completed to a somewhat different design, with more compact superstructures and just a single stack. These two were called the Fargo class. Of the 27 Cleveland-class cruisers that were commissioned, one (Galveston) was completed as a guided missile cruiser and five were later modified as Galveston and Providence-class guided missile cruisers. Following the naming convention at the time, all the ships completed as cruisers were named for US cities and towns.

Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by gdm on 2016-03-21 06:04:33

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