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Northampton class cruiser

The Northampton class of United States Navy cruisers was a reaction to the weight and cost of the Pensacola class, with nine 8-inch (203 mm) guns in three turrets and slightly thinner belt armor.

This class was notable as the first to provide bunks instead of hammocks[?] for the crew.

The Navy built six cruisers of this class:

All of these saw much action and took heavy losses in World War II.



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