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Aloha Everyone,

 

We have many Cruiser type hulls scattered about the Navy boards. Time to form up and post them here.

 

This topic is for all Cruiser type hulls, both Light, Heavy and Nuke including CA, CL, CLG, CC, CG, CGN. We have started a specific topic for the DLG to CG conversions here http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/288949-dl-destroyer-leader-conversions-dlg-dlgn-to-cg-cgn-ddg/ but feel free to post any and all Cruiser Hulls.

 

First up, Cleveland class light cruiser (CL-66) converted to USS SPRINGFIELD (CLG-7) in service 1944 to 1978

CLG 7 USS SPRINGFIELD Med Cruise 1961 Bullion 002.jpg

CLG 7 USS SPRINGFIELD Gemsco 001.jpg

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Des Moines class all-gun Heavy Cruiser USS NEWPORT NEWS (CA-148) In service 1949 to 1975

CA 148 USS NEWPORT NEWS 001.jpg

CA 148 USS NEWPORT NEWS 002.jpg

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Heavy Cruiser USS NEWPORT NEWS (CA-148) 1960's

Regina Maris U.S. ATLANTIC FLEET

CA 148 USS NEWPORT NEWS 005.jpg

CA 148 USS NEWPORT NEWS 006.jpg

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Baltimore class Heavy Cruiser USS SAINT PAUL (CA-73) In service 1945 to 1971

Gemsco "Fighting Saints" 18 Battle Stars: 1-WWII, 8-Korea, 9-Vietnam on the gunline

CA 73 USS SAINT PAUL 001.jpg

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Oregon City class Heavy Cruiser USS NORTHAMPTON (CA-125) "The Floating White House"

In Service 1953 to 1970. Converted to a Command and Control Cruiser - USN Photo 8-28-63

CA 125 USS NORTHAMPTON 001.jpg

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USS NORTHAMPTON - Commissioned as CLC-1 in 1953 and redesignated CC-1 in 1961

CC 1 USS NORTHAMPTON 001.jpg

CC 1 USS NORTHAMPTON 002.jpg

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Baltimore class all gun Heavy Cruiser USS LOS ANGELES (CA-135) In service 1945 to 1963

5 Battle Stars Korea - Manned and Ready 6" patch

 

USS Los Angeles CA-135 in Early 1950s

CA 135 USS LOS ANGELES 001.jpg

CA 135 USS LOS ANGELES 002.jpg

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Cleveland class Light Cruiser USS COLUMBIA (CL-56) In service 1942 to 1946 Veterans Patch

CL 56 USS COLUMBIA Vet 001.jpg

CL 56 USS COLUMBIA Vet 002.jpg

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Cleveland class Light Cruiser USS MANCHESTER (CL-83) In service 1946 to 1956 - 9 Battle Stars Korea

CL 83 USS MANCHESTER 001.jpg

CL 83 USS MANCHESTER 002.jpg

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Class leader USS WORCESTER (CL-144) In service 1948 to 1958 The Wandering Wo 6" patch

 

USS Worcester (CL-144) bombards North Korean coastline, Korea. HD Stock Footage

CL 144 USS WORCESTER 001.jpg

CL 144 USS WORCESTER 002.jpg

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Baltimore class Heavy Cruiser (CA-69) USS BOSTON Converted to (CAG-1) from 1952 - 1955 The first Guided Missile Cruiser Heavy Cruiser

In service 1943 to 1970 15 Battle Stars: 10 WWII, 5 Vietnam War on the gunline

 

USS Boston ( CAG-1 ) New Terrier Missiles - 1956 Newsreel

CAG 1 USS BOSTON 001.jpg

CAG 1 USS BOSTON 002.jpg

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Baltimore class (CA-70) USS CANBERRA converted to Boston Class (CAG-2) Guided Missile Heavy Cruiser

In service 1943 to 1970 Seven battle stars WWII

CAG 2 USS CANBERRA 001.jpg

CAG 2 USS CANBERRA 002.jpg

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Class leader USS GALVESTON (CLG-3) ex-Cleveland class light cruiser (CL-93) built in WWII but not commissioned until after her conversion in 1958, in service until 1970

CLG 3 USS GALVESTON 001.jpg

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Converted Cleveland cl. to Boston class USS LITTLE ROCK (CL-92/CLG-4/CG-4) In service 1945 to 1975

6" h Gemsco CLG-4 patch circa 1957 Eagle riding a TALOS missile

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USS LITTLE ROCK (CLG-4) 1960's with rocker and her last patch when she was redesignated (CG-4) in 1975 and decommissioned

CLG 4 USS LITTLE ROCK 01.jpg

CG 4 USS LITTLE ROCK 002.jpg

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USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CL-91/CLG-5/CG-5) Another WWII Cleveland cl. to Galveston cl. Guided Missile Light Cruiser in service 1944 to 1979. She was converted to CLG-5 in 1957 and redesignated CG-5 in 1975. During the Vietnam War she was also the Flagship of the 7th Fleet homeported at Yokosuka, Japan. She was a squared away ship with beautiful wood decks, I'd usually see her pierside beside the USS MIDWAY when she was in port.

CLG 5 CG 5 USS OKLAHOMA CITY 001.jpg

CLG 5 CG 5 USS OKLAHOMA CITY 002.jpg

CLG 5 CG 5 USS OKLAHOMA CITY 003.jpg

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USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG-5) 1975-1979 6" FG Division GUN BATTERY Rate patch

FTG Fire Control Technician Guns - GMG Gunners Mate Guns

CG 5 USS OKLAHOMA CITY FG FTG GMG 01.jpg

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USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CG-5) 1975-1979 6" FG Division GUN BATTERY Rate patch

FTG Fire Control Technician Guns - GMG Gunners Mate Guns

Great looking patch

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USSPROVIDENCE (CL-82/CLG-6/CG-6) Another WWII Cleveland cl. to Galveston cl. Guided Missile Light Cruiser in service 1945 to 1978

She was converted to CLG-6 in 1957 and redesignated CG-5 in 1975.

 

Same Japanese make patch, one true color stored in a patch book and one faded from handling

CLG 6 USS PROVIDENCE 001.jpg

CLG 6 USS PROVIDENCE 002.jpg

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Cleveland class light cruiser (CL-66) converted to Providence-class guided missile cruiser USS SPRINGFIELD (CLG-7) In service 1944 to 1974

Flagship of the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean

CLG 7 USS SPRINGFIELD 001.jpg

CLG 7 USS SPRINGFIELD Med Cruise 1961 Bullion 002.jpg

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