NY Shipbuilding ID Pin A Place Called YORKSHIP
The Cruisers of New York Shipbuilding Co.
  Last Update: 04 March 2014

Listed by Navy designation (CA, CB, CL). Additions and corrections welcomed.

Armored Cruisers

Designation Name(s)
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Contract Keel Laid (Shipway) Launched Description Notes
ACR-11

CA-11

IX-39

Washington

Seattle

14 Sep 23, 1903

(L)

Mar 18, 1905

Tennessee class armored cruiser, 504ft, 15712dp, 4x10" 16x6"

Recalled from reserve and renamed Seattle, 1916. Flagship of the Destroyer Force in WWI. Receiving ship in New York 1927-41. Decommissioned 28 Jun 1946, struck and sold for scrap. DANFS History (Washington)
DANFS History (Seattle)

Standard Cruiser Series

The standard cruiser series began with Chester in 1907 and ended with Long Beach in 1959. It includes heavy cruisers (CA), light cruisers (CL), and scout cruisers (CS).

In addition to the vessels listed below, New York Ship received contracts for CL-115, CA-134, CA-151, CA-152, and CA-153, all of which were cancelled before they had been named or laid down.

New York Ship was the lead shipyard for the Cleveland, Fargo, and Worcester classes.

Designation Name(s)
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Contract Keel Laid (Shipway) Launched Description Notes
CL- 25

CA-25

Salt Lake City 375 Jun 9, 1927

(L)

Jan 23, 1929

Pensacola class light cruiser, 10-8" guns, 10826dwt

Reclassified a heavy cruiser Jul 1931. Was escorting Enterprise back from Wake Island at time of attack on Pearl Harbor. Escort for the Hornet for the Dolittle raids on Japan, Apr 1942. Damaged in operations with Task Force 64 in the Solomons, Oct. 1942. Heavily damaged in engagement between TF 8 and superior Japanese force near Aleutians, Mar 1943. Used as target ship for Operation Crossroads, surviving two atomic blasts. Decommissioned 29 Aug 1948 and sunk as a target hull off California 25 May 1948. Earned eleven Battle Stars.
CA- 27 Chester 380 Mar 5, 1928 Jul 3, 1929

Northampton class scout cruiser, 600ft, 9200dp, 9x8" 8x5"

Earned 11 Battle Stars during WWII. Decommissioned and placed in Philadelphia Reserve 10 June 1946. Sold for scrap 11 August 1959. DANFS History
CA- 35 Indianapolis 399 Mar 31, 1930 Nov 7, 1931

Portland class cruiser, 610ft, 9800dp, 9x8" 8x5"

Flagship of the Scouting Force, 1930s. Sank ammunition ship Akagane Maru 19 Feb 1943 near Attu. Flagship of the 5th Fleet. Took part in "Marianas Turkey Shoot," Jun 1944. Torpedoed three times and sunk 30 Jul 1945 by Japanese sub I-58 after delivering A-bomb components to Tinian (5000 miles unescorted in 10 days). Only 316 of the crew of 1199 survived, with many falling victim to sharks during 3 days in the water. DANFS History
CA- 37 Tuscaloosa 407 Sep 3, 1931

(K)

Nov 15, 1933

New Orleans class cruiser, 588ft, 9950dp, 9x8" 8x5"

Supported Normandy landings, 6 Jun 1944. Part of bombardment force at Iwo Jima, 1945. Seven battle stars. Decommissioned and placed in Philadelphia Reserve 13 Feb 1946. Struck 1 Mar 1959 and sold for scrap 9 Sep 1959. DANFS History
CL- 42 Savannah 412 Mar 31, 1934

(K)

May 08, 1937

Brooklyn class light cruiser, 10000 tons dp, 15x6", 8x5"

Decommissioned 1947. Struck 1 Mar 1959. Sold 25 Jan 1966 and scrapped. Web Site DANFS History
CL- 43 Nashville

Capitan Prat

413 Jan 24, 1935

(L)

Oct 02, 1937

Brooklyn class light cruiser

Sold to Chile 1951, renamed Capitan Prat. Decommissioned 1984, scrapped 1985. DANFS History
CL- 46 Phoenix

16th of October

General Belgrano

416 Apr 15, 1935

(O)

Mar 13, 1938

Brooklyn class light cruiser

Transferred to Argentina 17 Oct 1951, renamed 17th of October, later General Belgrano. Torpedoed and sunk by HMS Conqueror 2 May 1982 off the Falkland Islands. DANFS History
CL- 55 Cleveland 423 Jul 01, 1940

(L)

Nov 01, 1941

Cleveland class light cruiser, 11150 tons dp, 12x6", 12x5"

Decommissioned 1947, struck 1 Mar 1959, sold for scrap 18 Feb 1960.
CL- 56 Columbia 424 Aug 19, 1940

(K)

Dec 17, 1941

Cleveland class light cruiser

Decommissioned and placed in Inactive Reserve, 1946. Sold for scrap 1959. DANFS History
CL- 57 Montpelier 425 Dec 02, 1940

(M)

Feb 12, 1942

Cleveland class light cruiser

Decommissioned and placed in Inactive Reserve, 1947. Struck 1 Mar 1959, sold for scrap 22 Jan 1960. DANFS History
CL- 58 Denver 426 Dec 26, 1940

(J)

Apr 04, 1942

Cleveland class light cruiser

Decommissioned and placed in reserve 1947; sold Feb 1960 DANFS History
CL- 59 Amsterdam 427       See CVL-22 Independence
CL- 60 Santa Fe 428 Jun 7, 1941

(O)

Jun 10, 1942

Cleveland class light cruiser

Decommissioned and placed in Reserve 1946. Struck 1 Mar 1959 and scrapped. DANFS History
CL- 61 Tallahassee 429       See CVL-23 Princeton
CL- 76 New Haven 431       See CVL-24 Belleau Wood
CL- 77 Huntington 432       See CVL-25 Cowpens
CL- 78 Dayton 433       See CVL-26 Monterey
CL- 79 Wilmington 434       See CVL-28 Cabot
CL- 85 Fargo 443       See CVL-27 Langley
CL- 99 Buffalo 441       See CVL-29 Bataan
CL-100 Newark 442       See CVL-30 San Jacinto
CL-103 Wilkes Barre 446 Dec 14, 1942

(U)

Dec 24, 1943

Cleveland class light cruiser

Four Battle Stars for WWII. Decommissioned 1947 and placed in reserve at Philadelphia. Struck Jan 1971 and used for underwater explosive tests off Florida Keys. Sunk as breakwater 12-13 May 1972. DANFS History
CL-104

IX-304

Atlanta 447 Jan 25, 1943

(U)

Feb 6, 1944

Cleveland class light cruiser

Two Battle Stars for WWII. Decommissioned 1949 and placed in the Pacific Reserve. Struck Oct 1962 and modified as target ship. Recommissioned IX-304, damaged in tests off Hawaii. Struck 1970 and sunk in explosive test off San Clemente Island, CA. DANFS History
CL-105 Dayton 448 Mar 8, 1943

(U)

Mar 19, 1944

Cleveland class light cruiser

One Battle Star for WWII. Decommissioned 1949 and placed in reserve at Boston. Struck 1 Sep 1961, sold for scrap 1962. DANFS History
CL-106 Fargo 454 Aug 23, 1943

(T)

Feb 25, 1945

Fargo class light cruiser, 611 ft, 10000 dp

Decommissioned and placed in reserve at Bayonne, NJ, 1950. Stricken 1970, sold for scrap 18 Aug 1971. DANFS History
CL-107 Huntington 455 Oct 4, 1943

(U)

Apr 8, 1945

Fargo class light cruiser

Decommissioned 1949 and placed in reserve. Struck 1961 and scrapped. DANFS History
CL-108 Newark 456 Jan 17, 1944

(U)

Dec 1945 Fargo class light cruiser Construction cancelled 12 Aug 1945 when 67.8% complete. Hulk launched for use in underwater explosion tests. Pronounced unfit for naval service, 1948, and sold for scrap 2 Apr 1949.
CL-109 New Haven 457 Feb 28, 1945

(U)

Never Fargo class light cruiser Construction cancelled 12 Aug 1945, scrapped in place.
CL-110 Buffalo 458 Apr 3, 1945

(U)

Never Fargo class light cruiser Construction cancelled 12 Aug 1945, scrapped in place. DANFS History
CL-112 Vallejo 460 Never Never Fargo class light cruiser Construction cancelled 5 Oct 1944, before keel was laid.
CL-113 Helena 461 Never Never Fargo class light cruiser Construction cancelled 5 Oct 1944, before keel was laid.
CL-114 Roanoke 462 Never Never Fargo class light cruiser Construction cancelled 5 Oct 1944, before keel was laid.
CA-130 Bremerton 449 Feb 1, 1943

(O)

Jul 2, 1944

Baltimore class cruiser, 675ft, 13600dp, 9x8" 12x5"

Never saw action in WWII. Decommissioned 1948-1951. Reactivated and earned two Battle Stars for Korea, serving primarily in a bombardment role. Struck 1 Oct 1973. DANFS History
CA-131 Fall River 450 Apr 12, 1943

(M)

Aug 13, 1944  

Baltimore class cruiser, 675ft, 13600dp, 9x8" 12x5"

Flagship for Operation Crossroads, 1946. Flagship of Cruiser Division 1, 1947. Decommissioned and placed in reserve at Puget Sound, 1947. Struck 19 Feb 1971, sold for scrap 1972. DANFS History
CA-132 Macon 451 Jun 14, 1943

(J)

Jun 15, 1944 Baltimore class cruiser, 675ft, 13600dp, 9x8" 12x5" Test and school ship, 1946-1950. Reactivated for Korean War. Decommissioned to Philadelphia Reserve 1961. Stricken 1 Nov 1969, scrapped 1973. DANFS History
CA-133 Toledo 452 Sep 13, 1943

(L)

May 6, 1945

Baltimore class cruiser, 675ft, 13600dp, 9x8" 12x5"

Five Battle Stars for Korea. Decommissioned 1960, placed in reserve at San Diego. Struck from list 1 Jan 1974 and sold 30 Oct 1974 for scrap. DANFS History
CL-144 Worcester 465 Jan 29, 1945

(J)

Feb 4, 1947 Worcester class light cruiser; 680ft 14800dp, 12x6"DP, 24x3" DP Decommissioned and placed in Reserve, 1958. Struck 1 DEc 1970, sold for scrap 5 Jul 1972. DANFS History
CL-145 Roanoke 466 May 15, 1945

(L)

Jun 16, 1947 Worcester class light cruiser Last ship ordered during WWII. Decommissioned 1958 and placed in reserve at Mare Island. Struck 1 Dec 1970, sold for scrap 1972. DANFS History
CL-146 Vallejo 467 Jul 16, 1945

(O)

Never Worcester class light cruiser Construction cancelled 8 Dec 1945. Scrapped. DANFS History
CL-147 Gary         Cancelled 11 Aug 1945
CA-150 Dallas         Cancelled 28 Mar 1945

Heavy Cruisers

The Alaska class heavy criusers were conceived of as cruiser-killers at a time when solitary surface raiders were thought to represent the greatest threat to U.S. Navy task forces. But the two which were completed served most of their short active careers in the bombardment role. The maximum range of their 12-inch/50-caliber primary rifles was second only to the Iowa-class battleships' 16/50s, hurling a 1140-pound shell over 38,000 yards.

Designation Name(s)
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Contract Keel Laid (Shipway) Launched Description Notes
CB- 1 Alaska 435 Dec 17, 1941

(L)

Aug 15, 1943

Alaska class battle cruiser, 808 ft, 9-12" guns

Laid down 10 days after Pearl Harbor, but did not see action until 1945. Served as part of screening force for fast carrier task forces in action near Japan. Placed in reserve 13 Aug 1946, decommissioned 17 Feb 1947. Stricken 1 Jun 1960 and sold for scrap. DANFS History
CB- 2 Guam 436 Feb 2, 1942

(K)

Nov 21, 1943

Alaska class battle cruiser, 808 ft, 9-12" guns

Saw action with sister ship Alaska in Task Force 58 for carrier raids against Japanese homeland in Mar 1945. Flagship of Cruiser Task Force 95, which swept East China Sea in Jul 1945. Decomissioned 17 Feb 1947 and placed in Atlantic Reserve Fleet; struck 1 Jun 1960, and sold for scrap.DANFS History
CB- 3 Hawaii 437 Dec 20, 1943

(K)

Nov 3, 1945

Alaska class battle cruiser, 808 ft, 9-12" guns

Cancelled when 89% complete. DANFS History
CB-4 Philippines 438 May 20, 1942 Never Alaska class battle cruiser, 808 ft, 9-12" guns Cancelled 25 Jun 1943
CB-5 Puerto Rico 439 May 20, 1942 Never Alaska class battle cruiser, 808 ft, 9-12" guns Cancelled 25 Jun 1943
CB-6 Samoa 440 May 20, 1942 Never Alaska class battle cruiser, 808 ft, 9-12" guns Cancelled 25 Jun 1943

C# = New York Shipbuilding contract number

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