USS Youngstown (CL-94)

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Career (US)
Name: USS Youngstown
Namesake: Youngstown, Ohio
Builder: Cramp Shipbuilding
Laid down: 4 September 1944
Launched: Never
Fate: cancelled; scrapped 21 January 1946
General characteristics
Class & type: Cleveland-class cruiser
Displacement: 11800 tons
Length: 186.0 meters
Beam: 20.2 meters
Draft: 7.5 meters
Speed: 32.5 knots
Armament: 12 × 6 in (152 mm) L/47, 12 × 5 in (127 mm) L/38, 28 × 40 mm L/56, 10 × 20 mm

USS Youngstown (CL-94) was to have been a United States Navy Cleveland-class light cruiser. She was laid down 4 September 1944. Because of the end of hostilities in the Pacific, the contract was canceled 12 August 1945, when the ship was slightly more than half completed, and she was scrapped on the ways in 1946.

She was to be named after Youngstown, Ohio, a city in Northeast Ohio.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.