USS Newark (CL-108)
|Namesake:||Newark, New Jersey|
|Laid down:||17 January 1944|
|Launched:||14 December 1945|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap to American Shipbreakers, Inc., Philadelphia, 2 April 1949|
|Notes:||Construction canceled on 12 August 1945 while 67.8% complete. Hulk used for underwater explosive testing from MAR - JUL 1948|
|Class & type:||Fargo-class light cruiser|
|Displacement:||10,000 long tons (10,160 t)|
|Length:||611 ft 2 in (186.28 m)|
|Beam:||66 ft 6 in (20.27 m)|
|Draft:||20 ft (6.1 m)|
|Speed:||33 knots (61 km/h; 38 mph)|
|Complement:||992 officers and enlisted|
Newark was laid down on 17 January 1944, but her construction was canceled on 12 August 1945, when 67.8% completed. The hulk was subsequently launched in December 14, 1945 for use in underwater explosion tests. In March 1948, she was towed from Norfolk Navy Yard to the test area near the mouth of the Patuxent River in Chesapeake Bay and participated in tests until July 1948.
The hulk was returned to the Norfolk Navy Yard and surveyed in October 1948 for possibility of completion, but was pronounced "unfit for naval service". Newark was then sold to American Shipbreakers, Inc. of Philadelphia on 2 April 1949 for scrapping.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Toppan, Andrew (24 April 2000). "US Cruisers List: US Light/Heavy/AntiAircraft Cruisers, Part 2.". Haze Gray & Underway. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
- "Newark". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
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