Omaha Class Cruiser (1920)

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Ten Omaha class light cruisers were completed for the U.S. Navy in the early to mid-1920s. They were the first American cruisers authorized since 1904 and were regarded as clumsy designs compared to their contemporaries in other naval services.

Design & Construction



  • twelve 6-in 53cal guns
  • two 3-in 50cal H.A. guns


  • ten 21-in tubes, arranged in twin and triple mounts on the broadsides

Fire Control

Range Dials


Target Indicators

Gunnery Control

Control Positions

Control Groups


Plotting Rooms

Fire Control Instruments

Torpedo Control

See Also



  • Friedman, Norman (1985). U.S. Cruisers: An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. (on and
  • Gray, Randal (editor) (1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on and

Omaha Class Light Cruiser
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