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Ship Specifications

USS Helena CA-75
"PROUD AND FEARLESS"
Ship Class BALTIMORE
Displacement 13,600 tons
Length 674' 11"
Beam 70' 10"
Draft 20' 6"
Compliment 1,142
Armament 9 8"; 12 5"; 48 40mm; 22 20mm
Speed 33 Knots
Main Machinery 4 Babcock & Wilcox Boilers
4 G&E Turbines
4 Shafts/Screws
120,00shp
Builder Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy Mass
Launched 28 April 1945
Sponsor Mrs. John T. Hayton; wife of Mayor of Helena Mont.
Commissioned 4 September 1945
Decommissioned 29 June 1963
Stricken From Naval Register 1 January 1974
Present Status Sold for scrap 13 November 1974

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