World of Warships US Navy

By JonCS29
  • USS Albany (CL-23)

    USS Albany (CL-23)
    The ship was built in the U.K. for the Brazilian Navy, but was purchased by the U.S. Government. When commissioned, Albany was the most successful cruiser in the U.S. Navy. Despite relatively small dimensions, she carried powerful armament.
  • USS Charleston (C-22)

    USS Charleston (C-22)
    A St. Louis-class cruiser. A large ship with moderate speed, equipped with a big number of rapid-firing guns. The propulsion unit of the cruiser was protected with side armor.
  • USS St. Louis (C-20)

    USS St. Louis (C-20)
    A typical "big" cruiser of the pre-dreadnought era. The ship was armed with numerous artillery, whose rate of fire was quite rapid for her time, and an armor belt protecting the propulsion, but featured only moderate speed.
  • USS Smith (DD-17)

    USS Smith (DD-17)
    The first U.S. Navy destroyer designed to operate on the high seas. Unlike all destroyers built before, she was equipped with a turbine power unit and uniform caliber main guns.
  • USS Arkansas (BB-33)

    USS Arkansas (BB-33)
    A dreadnought with good armor, reasonably good armament for her time, and balanced performance, typical of U.S. Navy battleships. Due to a lack of AA armament, the ship was vulnerable to air strikes.
  • USS Wyoming (BB-32)

    USS Wyoming (BB-32)
    A typical battleship of the first generation in the U.S. Navy. The ship was very well-balanced for her time. In contrast to her predecessors, the ship was armed with numerous main battery guns with a longer firing range. Turbine-driven propulsion could produce quite a decent speed for a dreadnought.
  • USS Texas (BB-35)

    USS Texas (BB-35)
    One of the first super-dreadnoughts in the U.S. Navy. She underwent extensive retrofitting to reinforce her torpedo protection and horizontal armor. During World War II, she received powerful AA armament.
  • USS New York (BB-34)

    USS New York (BB-34)
    Developed from the Wyoming class. In contrast to her predecessor, she featured reinforced armor and main battery guns of a larger caliber. When upgraded, she received reasonably good AA defense and improved torpedo protection.
  • USS Phoenix

    USS Phoenix
    A scout cruiser design whose distinctive features were very high speeds and a torpedo armament. In contrast to most cruisers of her time, the cruiser's artillery was placed in open mounts. Phoenix never materialized, but served as a prototype for development of the Omaha-class cruisers.
  • USS Nevada (BB-36)

    USS Nevada (BB-36)
    A Nevada-class battleship belonging to the first series of the U.S. Navy's Standard-type battleships. She was commissioned in March 1916, and operated in the western Atlantic and Caribbean until mid-1918, when she went to the British Isles to commence her World War I service.
  • USS Oklahoma (BB-37)

    USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
    A Nevada-class battleship belonging to the first series of the U.S. Navy's Standard-type battleships. Oklahoma had "all-or-nothing" armor protection, and her main battery guns were concentrated at her fore and aft ends.
  • USS Sampson (DD-63)

    USS Sampson (DD-63)
    One of the "thousand tonner" destroyers in the U.S. Navy. The ship carried very powerful armament for her type, but her speed was rather moderate. Due to impractical arrangement of the torpedo tubes, only half of them could be fired simultaneously during a broadside salvo.
  • USS Arizona (BB-39)

    USS Arizona (BB-39)
    A U.S. Navy battleship with a conventional layout, with two turrets forward and two aft and her armor distributed according to the "all or nothing" concept. She was designed to engage enemy ships at long range. By the outbreak of World War II, the ship received more powerful torpedo protection, which slightly reduced her maneuverability.
  • USS New Mexico (BB-40)

    USS New Mexico (BB-40)
    The ship belonged to the generation of conventional battleships in the U.S. Navy. The main battery guns were concentrated in the ship's front and aft ends and were placed in superfiring turrets, which would soon become the standard. The battleship was armored according to the "all or nothing" concept, with the citadel being reliably protected and located in the center of the hull.
  • USS Wickes (DD-75)

    USS Wickes (DD-75)
    One of the massively produced destroyers in the U.S. Navy featuring flush-deck design. The key difference from her preceding class was the significantly increased propulsion power, resulting in higher speeds and better maneuverability.
  • USS Clemson (DD-186)

    USS Clemson (DD-186)
    Developed from the Wickes class, Clemson belonged to the second series of the U.S. Navy "flush-deckers". The ship's hull was designed in such a way that the single mounts of the main battery could be replaced by twin mounts in order to double the destroyer's firepower.
  • USS Tennessee (BB-43)

    USS Tennessee (BB-43)
    A Tennessee-class battleship armed with twelve 356 mm guns and possessing quite modest speed characteristics. Tennessee was moored in Battleship Row when the Japanese attacked Pearl harbor on December 7, 1941, which brought the United States into World War II. She was not seriously damaged, and after being repaired, operated off the West Coast of the U.S. in 1942.
  • USS California (BB-44)

    USS California (BB-44)
    A Tennessee-class battleship armed with twelve 356 mm guns and possessing quite modest speed characteristics. After Pearl Harbor, she underwent thorough refurbishment, which significantly changed the ship's design and greatly enhanced her AA defenses.
  • USS Langley (CV-1)

    USS Langley (CV-1)
    The first U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, Langley was converted from a collier. She had low speed and was used as an experimental ship for testing various technical innovations as well as for training navy pilots. The carrier was equipped with secondary armament to repel attacks from enemy destroyers.
  • USS Omaha (CL-4)

    USS Omaha (CL-4)
    A high-speed scout cruiser carrying torpedo armament and relatively powerful artillery, with part of the guns placed in turrets. She was the first cruiser in the U.S. Navy to receive aircraft handling equipment.
  • USS West Virginia (BB-48)

    USS West Virginia (BB-48)
    One of the Colorado-class battleships. She developed low speed, was equipped with 406 mm main battery guns and armored according to the all-or-nothing scheme with the maximum possible protection of the vital parts of the ship.
  • USS Marblehead (CL-12)

    USS Marblehead (CL-12)
    A high-speed scout cruiser with a torpedo armament and powerful artillery. The warship also carried aircraft handling equipment. Arrangement of her main battery guns was different from other ships of the same class.
  • USS Pensacola (CA-24)

    USS Pensacola (CA-24)
    The first U.S. Navy cruiser built under the limitations of the Washington Naval Treaty with powerful artillery but weak armor, which was characteristic of such ships. The cruiser was armed with 203 mm main guns, on the basis of which she was re-designated as a heavy cruiser soon after commissioning. However, the ship's armor actually corresponded to that of a light cruiser.
  • USS Indianapolis (CA-35)

    USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
    One of the last cruisers in the U.S. Navy that was subject to the Washington Naval Treaty. Compared with her predecessors, the ship featured heavier armor, which remarkably improved her survivability. By the end of World War II, the cruiser's armament was reinforced with numerous automatic AA guns.
  • USS Dallas

    USS Dallas
    A version of a small light cruiser design, the development of which preceded the creation of Helena-class cruisers. She had the features characteristic of most subsequent ships of this U.S. Navy type: moderate speed, the absence of torpedo armament, and the availability of dual-purpose guns complementing the 152 mm main battery mounted in the turrets.
  • USS Farragut (DD-348)

    USS Farragut (DD-348)
    The first U.S. destroyer of the new generation. She was armed with dual-purpose artillery, which significantly enhanced her AA defenses. The torpedo tubes were placed along the ship’s centerline, and thus they could be used more efficiently. The destroyers of this class were modernized to receive automatic AA guns.
  • USS Monaghan (DD-354)

    USS Monaghan (DD-354)
    This Farragut-class destroyer's main battery consisted of dual-purpose guns. In 1942, one of the 127 mm guns was removed in order to install automatic anti-aircraft guns.
  • USS Florida

    USS Florida
    One of the preliminary versions of a battleship (Project XVI) designed to meet the Washington Naval Treaty limitations, and which preceded the North Carolina-class ships. The project was notable in that the ship's main battery guns were placed in quadruple turrets.
  • USS Georgia

    USS Georgia
    A "high-speed battleship" project which preceded the Iowa-class ships. The main battery comprised 457 mm guns placed in twin turrets, which were developed alongside the project of the ship herself in 1938.
  • USS Benham (DD-397)

    USS Benham (DD-397)
    The lead ship of a series of destroyers whose main armament comprised four quadruple torpedo tubes placed along the both sides of the ship, in addition to dual-purpose 127 mm guns.
  • USS Wichita (CA-45)

    USS Wichita (CA-45)
    A heavy cruiser that inherited architecture and arrangement from the Brooklyn-class light cruisers. Unlike ships of the previous New Orleans class, Wichita had a new design of the main battery turrets which provided a higher firing accuracy. In addition, she had heavier armor and carried more advanced dual-purpose guns.
  • USS Helena (CL-50)

    USS Helena (CL-50)
    A light cruiser similar to Brooklyn-class ships, but with a different architecture and full-fledged dual-purpose artillery. One of the few ships of her type that had fifteen 152 mm guns as the main battery.
  • USS Massachusetts (BB-59)

    USS Massachusetts (BB-59)
    A South Dakota-class battleship. Designed subject to treaty limitations, the ship had well-balanced characteristics in terms of armament, speed, and armor protection. By the end of World War II, the ship had a very powerful AA defense.
  • USS Kidd (DD-661)

    USS Kidd (DD-661)
    A Fletcher-class destroyer that has powerful anti-aircraft armament and a high speed. In May 1945, she was modernized to receive enhanced AA armament by removing her forward torpedo launcher.
  • USS Alaska (CB-1)

    USS Alaska (CB-1)
    An instance of a special type of ship, somewhere between a cruiser and a battleship. Officially classified as a "large cruiser", she was armed with 305 mm guns, had a high speed, and powerful AA defenses. On the other hand, she had relatively weak protection for her size.