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USS Birmingham underway in Hampton Roads, 1943
USS Birmingham (CL-62), near Hampton Roads, 20 February 1943
History
United States
Name: Birmingham
Namesake: City of Birmingham, Alabama
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia
Laid down: 17 February 1941
Launched: 20 March 1942
Commissioned: 29 January 1943
Decommissioned: 2 January 1947
Stricken: 1 March 1959
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Bronze-service-star-3d.png Silver-service-star-3d.png 8 × battle stars
Fate: Sold for scrap on 12 November 1959
General characteristics
Class and type: Cleveland-class light cruiser
Displacement:
  • 11,744 long tons (11,932 t) (standard)
  • 14,131 long tons (14,358 t) (max)
Length:
  • 610 ft 1 in (185.95 m) oa
  • 608 ft (185 m)pp
Beam: 66 ft 4 in (20.22 m)
Draft:
  • 25 ft 6 in (7.77 m) (mean)
  • 25 ft (7.6 m) (max)
Installed power:
Propulsion: