USS NEW ORLEANS (CA-32)



Although undamaged during the attack, New Orleans became famous for a phrase spoken by her Chaplain, Howell Forgy. When New Orleans' power failed, rendering her ammunition hoists inoperable, Forgy boosted morale amongst the crew. Passing out apples and oranges, he told the human chain that was passing shells and powder to the guns that they couldn't have church that sunday, but they should "praise the Lord and pass the ammunition".


SHIPS DATA

NAME: New Orleans

HULL NUMBER: CA-32

DIMENSIONS:

Displacement: 9,950 tons
Waterline Length: 574'
Length Overall: 808'
Maximum Beam: 61' 9"
Maximum Draft: 19' 6"

ARMAMENT:

9X8" 55cal (triple mountings)
8X5" 25cal (single mounting)

MACHINERY:

Westinghouse turbines, 107,800 S.H.P.
8 Babcock & Wilcox boilers
Speed: 32.7 knots


PHOTO GALLERY

AERIAL VIEW, STARBOARD
STARBOARD VIEW, AFT
MINUS BOW, AFTER TASSAFARONGA
WITH TEMPORARY BOW



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