Pennsylvania-class cruiser

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USS Pennsylvania, circa 1905–1908
Color-tinted postal card of USS Pennsylvania, circa 1905–1908
Class overview
Operators: United States Navy
Succeeded by: Tennessee class
Built: 1901–1908
In commission: 1905–1927
Completed: 6
Lost: 1
General characteristics
Displacement: 13,680 tons
Length: 504 ft (153.6 m)
Beam: 69 ft 6 in (21.2 m)
Draft: 26 ft 1 in (7.95 m)
Propulsion: 2 × vertical, inverted, triple expansion engines
23,000 ihp
2 screws
Speed: 22 knots (25 mph; 41 km/h)
Complement: 830
Armament: • 4 × 8 in (203 mm)/40 caliber
• 14 × 6 in (152 mm)/50
• 18 × 3 in (76 mm)/50
• 12 × 3 pounders
• 2 × 1 pounders
• 2 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes
Armor: Belt: 6 in (152 mm)
Turrets: 6.5 in (165 mm)
Deck: 4 in (102 mm)
Conning Tower: 9 in (229 mm)

The Pennsylvania class of six armored cruisers were built by the United States Navy between 1901 and 1908. All six were later renamed for cities, to make the state names available for new battleships. All of them served during World War I, with the California (then San Diego) being the only ship of its class to be lost. The remaining five armored cruisers were scrapped between 1930 and 1931 in accordance with the London Naval Treaty.

Ships of the class[edit]

In order of construction:

See also[edit]

Media related to Pennsylvania class cruiser at Wikimedia Commons

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