Des Moines-class cruiser

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The Des Moines-class cruisers were a trio of heavy cruisers built for the US Navy between 1948 - 1949. They were the last of the all-gun type cruiser with their size only being exceeded by the USS Alaska class large cruiser, making the Des Moines class an intermediate between a Heavy cruiser and Battlecruiser.


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Vehicles are listed in order of refit year, not build year


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USA heavy cruisers
Pensacola-class  USS Pensacola
Northampton-class  USS Northampton
Portland-class  USS Portland
New Orleans-class  USS New Orleans
Baltimore-class  USS Baltimore · USS Pittsburgh
Des Moines-class  USS Des Moines · USS Newport News