USS Des Moines (CA-134)

USS Des Moines (CA-134)

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US Navy Ship Wood
Embedded object Blanks

27/64" blanks are for Sierra Clones

All blanks will come with one COA per blank. COAs are 4" x 6" card stock with silver foil embossed COA seal.

All blanks are cut as they are ordered.

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The USS Des Moines (CA-134), the second ship of that name in the United States Navy, was the lead ship of a class of heavy cruisers. She was the first ship in the United States Navy to feature the auto loading Mark 16 8-inch/55 caliber gun, which was the first of its type in the world.

 

































































































History
United States
Name: Des Moines
Namesake: Des Moines, Iowa
Ordered: 25 September 1943
Builder: Bethlehem Steel Company
Laid down: 28 May 1945
Launched: 27 September 1946
Commissioned: 16 November 1948
Decommissioned: 6 July 1961
Struck: 9 July 1991
Identification: Hull symbol: CA-134
Fate: Scrapping completed by ESCO Marine, Inc., Brownsville, TX on 16 August 2007.
General characteristics
Class and type: Des Moines-class heavy cruiser
Displacement: 17,000 tons
Length: 716 ft 6 in (218.39 m)
Beam: 76 ft 6 in (23.32 m)
Draft: 22 ft (6.7 m)
Propulsion: 4 shaft; General Electric turbines; 4 boiler; 120,000 shp (89,000 kW)
Speed: 33 knots (38 mph; 61 km/h)
Range: 10,500 nmi (19,450 km) at 15 knots (17 mph; 28 km/h)
Complement: 1,799 officers and enlisted
Armament:

  • 9 × 8-inch/55 caliber guns

  • 12 × 5-inch/38 caliber guns

  • 24 × 3-inch/50 caliber guns

  • 24 × 20 mm AA guns



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