Tuesday, January 13, 2009

us navy Omaha class light cruiser

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United States Navy Omaha-class light cruisers was a post-World War one design.A Very distintive light cruiser with 4 funnels

they were the fastest US cruisers at the time of their commision. Built to be the eyes of a fleet of battleships, they featured a high speed (35 knots) for cooperation with destroyers, and 6 inch (152 mm) guns to fend off any destroyers the enemy might send against them. Displacing 7,050 tons, they were just over 555 feet long.


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