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The Tampa class cruiser is the first "modern" Heavy Cruiser (CA) in United States service. It is intended to, in part, replace the older Memphis and Pittsburgh class Armored Cruisers, which were built at the beginning of the 20th century and later redesignated as CAs.

Characteristics Edit

  • Displacement: 23,637 t light; 24,610 t standard; 27,756 t normal; 30,272 t full load
  • Length (overall / waterline): 707.71 ft / 700.00 ft (215.71 m / 213.36 m)
  • Beam: 90.00 ft (27.43 m)
  • Draught (normal/deep): 30.00 / 31.99 ft (9.14 / 9.75 m)

Armament Edit

9 - 10.00" / 254 mm 50.0 cal guns - 530.00lbs / 240.40kg shells, 100 per gun

Breech loading guns in turret on barbette mounts, 1925 Model
(3 x 3-gun mounts on centreline ends, majority forward)
1 raised mount - superfiring

8 - 5.00" / 127 mm 38.0 cal guns - 60.00lbs / 27.22kg shells, 300 per gun

Dual purpose guns in deck and hoist mounts, 1925 Model
8 x Single mounts on sides, evenly spread
4 raised mounts

24 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm 40.0 cal guns - 1.87lbs / 0.85kg shells, 3,000 per gun

Anti-air guns in deck mounts, 1925 Model
6 x 2 row quad mounts on sides, evenly spread
6 raised mounts

Weight of broadside 5,284 lbs / 2,397 kg

Main Torpedoes

12 - 21.0" / 533 mm, 16.00 ft / 4.88 m torpedoes - 1.086 t each, 13.036 t total
In 2 sets of deck mounted side rotating tubes

Armour Edit

Belts Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main 10.0" / 254 mm 454.95 ft / 138.67 m 14.00 ft / 4.27 m
Ends Unarmoured
Main Belt covers 100 % of normal length
Main Belt inclined 15.00 degrees (positive = in)

Torpedo Bulkhead - Strengthened structural bulkheads:

2.00" / 51 mm 437.36 ft / 133.31 m 26.94 ft / 8.21 m
Beam between torpedo bulkheads 70.00 ft / 21.34 m
Gun armour Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main 11.0" / 279 mm 10.0" / 254 mm 10.0" / 254 mm
2nd 3.00" / 76 mm - 3.00" / 76 mm
3rd 0.50" / 13 mm - -

Armoured deck - multiple decks:

For and Aft decks: 5.00" / 127 mm
Forecastle: 1.00" / 25 mm Quarter deck: 1.00" / 25 mm

Conning towers: Forward 10.00" / 254 mm, Aft 3.00" / 76 mm

Machinery Edit

  • Oil fired boilers, steam turbines,
  • Electric cruising motors plus geared drives, 4 shafts, 155,568 shp / 116,054 Kw = 33.40 kts
  • Range 8,000nm at 18.00 kts
  • Bunker at max displacement = 5,662 tons

Complement Edit

1,074 - 1,397

Cost Edit

£6.774 million / $27.098 million

Seakeeping Ability Edit

  • Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.05
  • Metacentric height 4.7 ft / 1.4 m
  • Roll period: 17.5 seconds
  • Steadiness
    • As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
    • Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.42
  • Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.00

Notes Edit

  • Adequate machinery, storage, compartmentation space
  • Excellent accommodation and workspace room
  • Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
  • 2 Scout Aircraft Included

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