Chester Class Cruiser (1907)
From The Dreadnought Project
Three Chester class scout cruisers (CS-1 through CS-3) were completed for the U.S. Navy in 1908. They were later redesignated as light cruisers (CL-1 through CL-3).
|Overview of 3 vessels|
|Citations for this data available on individual ship pages|
|Chester||Bath Iron Works||25 Sep, 1905||26 Jun, 1907||25 Apr, 1908||Sold 13 May, 1930|
|Birmingham||Fore River||14 Aug, 1905||29 May, 1907||11 Apr, 1908||Sold 13 May, 1930|
|Salem||Fore River||28 Aug, 1905||27 Jul, 1907||1 Aug, 1908||Sold 11 Feb, 1930|
Design & Construction
They were armed as follows.
- two 5-in 50cal Mark 6, fore and aft
- six 3-in 50cal
- four 5-in 51cal
- two 3-in 50cal
- one 3-in H.A. gun
- two 21-in tubes submerged on the broadside
- two 21-in tubes, above water
- Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 155.
- Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
- Friedman, Norman (1985). U.S. Cruisers: An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
- Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The New Navy 1883-1922. New York: Routledge.
|Chester Class Light Cruiser|
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