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Re: Did the WW2 USN suffer from a shortage of heavy cruisers?
The cruisers lost during 1942 were made up for the the enormous production of Cleveland 6 inch light cruisers. The rate of fire was greater then the 8 inch cruisers so the total weight of shell on target was the same.
The Baltimores could take more punishment and were more stable.
: Considering war losses at beginning of war why
: so few heavy cruisers being added to the USN
: WW2 fleet? Was it resources and economy or
: doctrine and tactic change?
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