St. Louis Class Cruiser (1904)

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Three St. Louis class armoured cruisers were completed in 1905 and 1906 for service in the U.S. Navy. They were considered a poor design, with a partial 4 inch belt over machinery and their central 6-in battery.

Overview of 3 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
St. Louis Neafie & Levy 31 Jul, 1902 6 May, 1905 18 Aug, 1906 Sold 1930
Milwaukee Union Iron Works 30 Jul, 1902 10 Sep, 1904 11 May, 1906 Wrecked 13 Jan, 1917
Charleston Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company 30 Jan, 1902 23 Jan, 1904 17 Oct, 1905 Sold 1930




See Also



  • Friedman, Norman (1985). U.S. Cruisers: An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. (on and

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