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Displ: 16,082 tons full loadDim: 721 x 73 x 30 ftProp: Steam turbines, 2 C1W reactors, 2 shafts, 80,000 hp, 30 knotsCrew: 858 Arm: 1 twin Talos (52 missiles), 2 twin Terrier (120 missiles total), 1 ASROC, 2 5/38, 6 12.75 inch TTArmor: none World's first nuclear powered surface warship; only US guided missile cruiser designed and built as such. Originally planned to carry the Regulus II cruise missile amidships, then the Polaris ballistic missile; an ASROC launcher was fitted instead. Commissioned as an all-missile warship, the two 5/38s were added soon after completion. Carried experimental phased-array radars, which were a failure. Did not recieve NTU.CLGN 160/CGN 160/CGN 9 Long Beach Built by Bethlehem Quincy. To CGN 160 6 Dec 1956, laid down 2 Dec 1957, to CGN 9 1 July 1957, launched 14 July 1959, commissioned 9 Sept 1961. Refuelled at Mare Island Navy 1971-1972. Proposed reconstruction with Aegis and all superstructure replaced cancelled 12/76. Talos deactivated 1978, removed 1979. Updated/rebuilt at Puget Sound Navy 6 Oct 1980 to 26 March 1983; superstructure modified and phased-arrays removed. 8 Harpoon missiles and 2 Phalanx CIWS added during the reconstruction; 2 Tomahawk ABLs added 1985. Stripped at Newport News starting 5/94, to In Commission, In Reserve 7 July 1994, stripping complete 1 May 1995. Decommissioned and stricken 1 May 1995. All superstructure, weapons, electronics removed. Hulk towed to Bremerton April-May 1996.

Displ: 16,247 tons full loadDim: 721 x 73 x 30 ftProp: Steam turbines, 2 C1W reactors, 2 shafts, 80,000 hp, 30 knotsCrew: 858 Arm: 1 twin Talos (52 missiles), 2 twin Terrier (120 missiles total), 1 ASROC, 2 5/38, 6 12.75 inch TTArmor: none World's first nuclear powered surface warship; only US guided missile cruiser designed and built as such. Originally planned to carry the Regulus II cruise missile amidships, then the Polaris ballistic missile; an ASROC launcher was fitted instead. Commissioned as an all-missile warship, the two 5/38s were added soon after completion. Carried experimental phased-array radars, which were a failure. Did not recieve NTU.CLGN 160/CGN 160/CGN 9 Long Beach Built by Bethlehem Quincy. To CGN 160 6 Dec 1956, laid down 2 Dec 1957, to CGN 9 1 July 1957, launched 14 July 1959, commissioned 9 Sept 1961. Refuelled at Mare Island Navy 1971-1972. Proposed reconstruction with Aegis and all superstructure replaced cancelled 12/76. Talos deactivated 1978, removed 1979. Modernized/rebuilt at Puget Sound Navy 6 Oct 1980 to 26 March 1983; superstructure modified and phased-arrays removed. 8 Harpoon missiles and 2 Phalanx CIWS added during the reconstruction; 2 Tomahawk ABLs added 1985. Stripped at Newport News starting 5/94, to In Commission, In Reserve 7 July 1994, stripping completed 1 May 1995. Decommissioned and stricken 1 May 1996. All superstructure, weapons, electronics removed. Hulk towed to Bremerton April 1996.

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    Displ: 18,900 tons full loadDim: 674 x 71 x 33.5 ftProp: Steam turbines, 4 615 psi boilers, 4 shafts, 120,000 hp, 30+ knotsCrew: 1272Arm: 2 twin Talos (104 missiles total), 2 twin Tartar (84 missiles total, 1 ASROC, 2 5/38, 6 12.75 inch TT Armor: 4-6 inch belt, 2.5 inch deck Guided missile conversions of Baltimore and Oregon City class heavy cruisers. All original superstructure and weapons removed and replaced. Talos launchers fore and aft, Tartar launchers beside the forward superstructure. Intended to carry the Regulus II cruise amidships, ASROC was fitted instead. Converted as all-missile warships, the 5/38s (open mounts) were added after completion. The final two conversions cancelled.CA 123/CG 10 Albany Built by Bethlehem Quincy. Laid down 29 May 1944, launched 39 June 1945, commissioned 15 June 1946. To CG 1 Nov 1958, decommissioned for conversion 1 Feb 1959, converted at Boston Navy, recommissioned 11 March 1962. Decommissioned for AAW modernization at Boston Navy 1 Feb 1967, recommissioned 9 Nov 1968, completed 30 June 1969. Refitted at Philadelphia 7/73-5/74, fitted as flagship. Refit for service through 1985 cancelled due to age of Talos system. Decommissioned 29 Aug 1980, stricken 30 June 1985, sold 30 Oct 1990, scrapped.CA 136/CG 11 Chicago Built Philadelphia Navy. Laid down 28 July 1943, launched 20 Aug 1944, commissioned 10 Jan 1945. Decommissioned 6 June 1947, to CG 11 Nov 1958, converted at San Francisco Navy, recommissioned 2 May 1964. AAW modernization cancelled. Refit for service through 1985 cancelled to to age of Talos system. Decommissioned 1 March 1980, stricken 31 Jan 1984, sold 9 Dec 1991, scrapped at San Pedro, CA.CA 74/CG 12 Columbus Built by Bethlehem Quincy. Laid down 28 June 1943, launched 30 Nov 1944, commissioned 8 June 1945. Decommissioned for conversion 8 May 1959, to CG 30 Sept 1959, converted at Puget Sound Navy, recommissioned 1 Dec 1962. AAW modernization cancelled. Decommissioned 31 Jan 1975, stricken 9 Aug 1976, scrapped.CG 13 (none) Would have been converted from Rochester (CA 124)CG 14 (none) Would have been converted from Bremerton (CA 130)

    At 4:32 AM Admiral Oldendorf ordered heavy cruisers and plus light cruiser and some destroyers into the Strait to "clean up" any Japanese cripples. Dawn came, and at 5:30 AM the American cruisers caught up with . They pumped more shells into her, reported that she was heavily on fire, but somehow she worked up speed and escaped. The American commander was reluctant to follow her too far for fear of Japanese torpedo attack. also managed to beat off two attacks by PT boats that morning. But about 8:45 AM she was found and finally sunk by Avenger torpedo bombers operating from the escort carriers in Leyte Gulf.