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== General info ==
 
== General info ==
=== Survivability and Armour ===
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=== Survivability and armour ===
 
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''Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.''
* '''Belt:''' 3 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub>–5 in (83–127 mm)
 
* '''Deck:''' 2 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> in (64 mm)
 
* '''Barbettes:''' 1 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> in (38 mm)
 
* '''Turrets:''' 1 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub>–2 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> in (38–64 mm)
 
* '''Conning Tower:''' 1 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> in (32 mm
 
  
 
=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
32.7 kn (60.6 km/h; 37.6 mph)
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''Write about the ship's mobility. Evaluate its power and manoeuvrability, rudder rerouting speed, stopping speed at full tilt, with its maximum forward and reverse speed.''
  
 
== Armament ==
 
== Armament ==
 
=== Primary armament ===
 
=== Primary armament ===
x3 8 inch/55 Mark 14 (203 mm) x3 (9 in total) with capable of firing 8 Inch Mk.19 APCBC,
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''Provide information about the characteristics of the primary armament. Evaluate their efficacy in battle based on their reload speed, ballistics and the capacity of their shells. Add a link to the main article about the weapon: <code><nowiki>{main|Weapon name (calibre)}</nowiki></code>. Broadly describe the ammunition available for the primary armament, and provide recommendations on how to use it and which ammunition to choose.''
  
8 Inch Mk.25 HC,
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=== Secondary armament ===
 
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''Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. Secondary armaments are defined as weapons chosen with the control <code>Select secondary weapon</code>. Evaluate the secondary armaments and give advice on how to use them. Describe the ammunition available for the secondary armament. Provide recommendations on how to use them and which ammunition to choose. Remember that any anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section. If there is no secondary armament, remove this section.''
8 Inch Mk.17 SP Common.
 
  
 
=== Anti-aircraft armament ===
 
=== Anti-aircraft armament ===
8x [https://wiki.warthunder.com/5_inch/25_Mk.13_AA_(127_mm) 5 inch/25 Mk.13 AA (127 mm)]
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''An important part of the ship's armament responsible for air defence. Anti-aircraft armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control <code>Select anti-aircraft weapons</code>. Talk about the ship's anti-air cannons and machine guns, the number of guns and their positions, their effective range, and about their overall effectiveness – including against surface targets. If there are no anti-aircraft armaments, remove this section.''
  
x4 [https://wiki.warthunder.com/1.1_inch/75_Mk.1_(28_mm) 1.1 inch/75 Mk.1 (28 mm)]
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=== Torpedo armament ===
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''Torpedoes launchers are standard equipment on many ships and boats. Torpedoes are a significant means of defeating an opponent. Evaluate the position of the torpedo launchers, discuss the ammunition available, firing specifics such as dead zones, features of the torpedoes themselves, etc. If there is no torpedo armament, remove this section.''
  
12x [https://wiki.warthunder.com/Oerlikon_Mk.II_(20_mm) Oerlikon Mk.II (20 mm)]
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=== Special armament ===
 
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''Depth charges, mines, rocket launchers and missiles are also effective in skilled hands and can take an off-guard opponent by surprise. Evaluate the ammunition of this type of armament and rate its performance in combat. If there are no special armaments, remove this section.''
=== Modules ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
!Tier
 
!Seakeeping 
 
! colspan="2" |Unsinkability 
 
! colspan="3" |Firepower 
 
|-
 
|l
 
|Dry Dock
 
| colspan="2" |Tool Set
 
|8 Inch Mk.19 APCBC
 
| colspan="2" |Anti-Air Armament Targeting
 
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|ll
 
|Rudder Replacement
 
|Fire Protection System
 
|Smokescreen
 
|8 Inch Mk.25 HC
 
| colspan="2" |Auxiliary Armament Targeting
 
|-
 
|lll
 
|Propeller Replacement
 
|Shrapnel Protection
 
|Ventilation
 
|5 Inch Mk.28 AAC-VT
 
|Primary Armament Targeting
 
|Improved Rangefinder
 
|-
 
|lV
 
|Engine Maintenance
 
|New Pumps
 
|Ammo Wetting
 
| colspan="3" |8 Inch Mk.17 SP Common
 
|}
 
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
The Portland is easily one of the worst and most under performing heavy cruisers in War Thunder as of 1.97 "Viking Fury". The combination of 8 inch guns and a huge ship profile with the poor gun accuracy makes this ship perform quite subpar with comparing to other heavy cruisers, with the addition of the extreme repair cost and low rewards in return this ship its a "Last Resort" very late in a match ship...
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''Describe the technique of using this ship, the characteristics of her use in a team and tips on strategy. Abstain from writing an entire guide – don't try to provide a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought. Talk about the most dangerous opponents for this vehicle and provide recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of playing with this vehicle in various modes (AB, RB, SB).''
  
Due to being a top tier ship at 5.7, all cruisers are a threat to you especially ships such as the Brooklyn and Admiral Graf Spee, which one can whittle down your very low crew amount to a "non-operable" state, and the other one, easily ammo rack you if broadsiding.  
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=== Pros and cons ===
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''Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".''
  
=== Pros and Cons ===
 
 
'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
 
* 9, 8-Inch Guns
 
* Fair Amour Angles
 
* Decent Speed
 
* Can Take A Torpedo Hit
 
 
 
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
 
* Outrageous Repair Cost
 
* Amour Cannot Withstand Much of Anything.
 
* Poor Gun Performance
 
* Huge Profile, Can Easily Be Spotted And Targeted
 
* Prone to Detonation
 
* Low Crew Count
 
 
 
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== History ==
 
== History ==
'''''USS Portland (CL/CA–33)''' was the lead ship of the Portland class of cruiser and the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city of Portland, Maine. Launched in 1932, she completed a number of training and goodwill cruises in the interwar period before seeing extensive service during World War II, beginning with the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942, where she escorted the aircraft carrier Yorktown and picked up survivors from the sunken carrier Lexington. She screened for Yorktown again in the Battle of Midway, picking up her survivors as well. She then supported the carrier Enterprise during the initial phase of the Guadalcanal Campaign later that year, and was torpedoed during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. The torpedo inflicted heavy damage which put her out of action for six months as she was repaired in Sydney, Australia and later San Diego, California.''
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''Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ship in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the ship and adding a block "/History" (example: <nowiki>https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Ship-name)/History</nowiki>) and add a link to it here using the <code>main</code> template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <code><nowiki><ref></ref></nowiki></code>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <code><nowiki><references /></nowiki></code>. This section may also include the ship's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under <code><nowiki>=== In-game description ===</nowiki></code>, also if applicable).''
 
 
''Returning to combat in mid-1943, Portland saw action in many of the major engagements of the Pacific War, conducting shore bombardments in support of campaigns at the Aleutian Islands, Gilbert and Marshall Islands, Mariana Islands, and New Guinea. She was involved in the October 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf, engaging Japanese ships in the decisive Battle of Surigao Strait. She then conducted shore bombardments at Lingayen Gulf and Corregidor Island, and in 1945 supported landings during the Battle of Okinawa until the end of the war.''
 
 
 
''Following World War II, Portland accepted the Japanese surrender in the Caroline Islands and then undertook several Operation Magic Carpet cruises to bring U.S. troops home. She was decommissioned in 1946 and scrapped by 1962. In her extensive service she accrued 16 battle stars, making her one of the most decorated ships in the U.S. fleet.''
 
 
 
''Portland'' was the lead ship of the third class of "treaty cruisers" to be constructed by the United States Navy following the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, following the two vessels of the ''Pensacola'' class ordered in 1926 and the six vessels of the ''Northampton'' class ordered in 1927. Ordered for the U.S. Navy in Fiscal Year 1930. ''Portland'' was originally designated as a light cruiser, because of her thin armor, and given the hull classification symbol CL-33. She was reclassified a heavy cruiser, because of her 8-inch guns, with the symbol CA-33 on 1 July 1931, in accordance with the London Naval Treaty.
 
 
 
''Portland'' was designed for a standard displacement of 10,258 long tons (10,423 t), and a full-load displacement of 12,755 long tons (12,960 t). However, ''Portland'' only displaced 9,800 long tons (10,000 t) when completed. In 1943, a light tripod was added forward of the second funnel on the ship, and a prominent fire-control director was installed aft.
 
 
 
Her four Parsons GT geared turbines each drove a propeller shaft using steam provided by eight Yarrow boilers. ''Portland''<nowiki/>'s power plant generated 107,000 shaft horsepower (80,000 kW) and she had a designed maximum speed of 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph). The ship reached, however, 32.7 knots (60.6 km/h; 37.6 mph) on sea trials. She rolled badly until fitted with bilge keels. ''Portland'' was designed for a range of 10,000 nautical miles (19,000 km; 12,000 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph).
 
 
 
The ship was armed with a main battery of nine Mark 9 8"/55 caliber guns arrayed in three triple mounts, a superfiring pair forward and one aft. She was armed with eight 5"/25 caliber guns for anti-aircraft defense, and she also had two QF 3 pounder Hotchkiss saluting guns. In 1945, her anti-aircraft defenses were upgraded, receiving twenty four Bofors 40 mm guns which were arranged in four quad mounts and four twin mounts. ''Portland'' was also upgraded with seventeen Oerlikon 20 mm cannons.
 
 
 
She was originally designed with 1 inch (25 mm) of armor for deck and side protection, but during construction her armor was increased. As completed, the ship was protected with 3.25 inches (83 mm) of belt armor which increased to 5 inches (130 mm) around the magazines. Her armor was between 2 inches (51 mm) and 5.75 inches (146 mm) thick on the transverse bulkheads, while armor on her main deck was 2.5 inches (64 mm) thick. Armor on her barbettes was 1.5 inches (38 mm) thick, armor on her gunhouses was 2.5 inches (64 mm) thick, and armor on her conning tower was 1.25 inches (32 mm) thick.
 
 
 
Additionally, the ''Portland''-class cruisers were designed with space to be outfitted as fleet flagships, with accommodations for an Admiral and his staff to operate. The class also featured two aircraft catapult amidships, and she could carry four aircraft which were stored in a hangar. Her total crew complement varied, with a regular designed crew complement of 848, a wartime complement of 952, and a complement 1,229 when the cruiser was operating as a fleet flagship.
 
 
 
''Portland'' was laid down by Bethlehem Steel at its Quincy Shipyard on 17 February 1930. The machinery was provided by the builders. ''Portland'' was launched on 21 May 1932 and commissioned on 23 February 1933. She was the first ship named for the city of Portland, Maine, and sponsored by the daughter of Mayor Ralph D. Brooks of Portland, and with Captain Herbert F. Leary as her first commander. Her sailors would later nickname her "Sweet Pea."
 
 
 
[[wikipedia:USS_Portland_(CA-33)|USS ''Portland'' (CA-33)]]
 
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND64vCasnxo
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''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.''
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDkacj4HyJ4
 
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
''Links to articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
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* ''reference to the series of the ship;''
* [[USS Brooklyn (CL-40)]]
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* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
* [[USS Pensacola (CA-24)]]
 
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
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''Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:''
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Portland_(CA-33)
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
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* ''encyclopedia page on the ship;''
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* ''other literature.''
  
 
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The Portland-class, USS Portland (CA-33), 1942 is a rank V American heavy cruiser with a battle rating of 5.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.97 "Viking Fury".

General info

Survivability and armour

Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.

Mobility

Write about the ship's mobility. Evaluate its power and manoeuvrability, rudder rerouting speed, stopping speed at full tilt, with its maximum forward and reverse speed.

Armament

Primary armament

Provide information about the characteristics of the primary armament. Evaluate their efficacy in battle based on their reload speed, ballistics and the capacity of their shells. Add a link to the main article about the weapon: {main|Weapon name (calibre)}. Broadly describe the ammunition available for the primary armament, and provide recommendations on how to use it and which ammunition to choose.

Secondary armament

Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. Secondary armaments are defined as weapons chosen with the control Select secondary weapon. Evaluate the secondary armaments and give advice on how to use them. Describe the ammunition available for the secondary armament. Provide recommendations on how to use them and which ammunition to choose. Remember that any anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section. If there is no secondary armament, remove this section.

Anti-aircraft armament

An important part of the ship's armament responsible for air defence. Anti-aircraft armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control Select anti-aircraft weapons. Talk about the ship's anti-air cannons and machine guns, the number of guns and their positions, their effective range, and about their overall effectiveness – including against surface targets. If there are no anti-aircraft armaments, remove this section.

Torpedo armament

Torpedoes launchers are standard equipment on many ships and boats. Torpedoes are a significant means of defeating an opponent. Evaluate the position of the torpedo launchers, discuss the ammunition available, firing specifics such as dead zones, features of the torpedoes themselves, etc. If there is no torpedo armament, remove this section.

Special armament

Depth charges, mines, rocket launchers and missiles are also effective in skilled hands and can take an off-guard opponent by surprise. Evaluate the ammunition of this type of armament and rate its performance in combat. If there are no special armaments, remove this section.

Usage in battles

Describe the technique of using this ship, the characteristics of her use in a team and tips on strategy. Abstain from writing an entire guide – don't try to provide a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought. Talk about the most dangerous opponents for this vehicle and provide recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of playing with this vehicle in various modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".

Pros:

Cons:

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the ship in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the ship and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Ship-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the ship's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the ship;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the ship;
  • other literature.


USA heavy cruisers
Pensacola-class  USS Pensacola (CA-24)
Northampton-class  USS Northampton (CA-26)
Portland-class  USS Portland (CA-33)
New Orleans-class  USS New Orleans (CA-32)
Baltimore-class  USS Baltimore (CA-68)