USS DETROIT (CL-08)



Moored ahead of Raleigh, Detroit was ignored by the Japanese during the attack and emerged undamaged. Immediately thereafter, she searched the coast of Oahu for possible Japanese landings. Detroit earned battle stars for supplying shore bombardments during the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns, and she was present in Tokyo Bay for the Japanese surrender. Decommissioned January 11, 1946, Detroit was sold for scrap February 27, 1946.


SHIPS DATA

NAME: Detroit

HULL NUMBER: CL-08

DIMENSIONS:

Displacement: 7,050 tons
Length Overall: 555' 6"
Waterline Length: 550'
Maximum Beam: 55' 6"
Mean Draft: 13' 6"
Maximum Draft: 20'

ARMAMENT:

10x6" 53cal/MkXII (two dual mountings, six single mountings)
8x3" 50cal (single mounting)
8 .50cal Machine Guns
6x21" Torpedo Tubes (triple mountings)


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